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At the time this was released, it was a little to strong for some people to stomach and is still potent today. Kubrick makes good use of the camera, showing in bizarre ways the violent underworld of Alex. McDowell's performance is amazing. First, you loath Alex. Then, you feal sorry for him when he cannot defend himself against the people who hate him. The film shows that, in the end, it's the state that is much crueler than Alex. This is not an enjoyable experiance, but certainly an interesting one. The graphic scenes of violence are right up there with The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover. Like Blue Velvet, this is a word of warning on how bad violence is, and should be watched very closely, so that you can get the message of the film. A true Kubrick masterpiece, A Clockwork Orange will stand out in your mind, long after you've seen it.