Kubrick Love


I saw this on the BBC2 the other night...and as much as my eyes resisted, I just about managed to stay awake. I really did think it was fantastic- how your sympathies change throughout the film...also, that we never think that the else should be hanged for his crime. For some bizarre reason I kept thinking of A Clockwork Orange, and the sinister sound that permeates through the whole of Space Odyssey...even though it is much more kitchen sink that downright strange.

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Speaking of Kubrick, did you notice Patrick Magee, playing one of the boy's fathers?

This is the fellow who has a very memorable role in A Clockwork Orange, the insane writer- "FOOOD ALLLLRIIIIGGGGHHHT?"

Probably just a coincidence, seeing as The Boys was made first.. Maybe there was a very limited number of British actors back then or something...

"Oh, it's more than a hobby. A hobby should pass the time, not fill it."

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I just watched it and I found myself thinking exactly the same thing - I think it was Sutton's delivery that did it, he sounds very much like Malcolm McDowell as Alex.

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