Screen Junkies » A clockwork orange http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 20 Absolutely Insane Tattoos Inspired by Stanley Kubrick Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/20-insane-stanley-kubrick-movie-tattoos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/20-insane-stanley-kubrick-movie-tattoos/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:49:00 +0000 bgoldstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=266465 The legendary director has been inspiring everything from Simpsons episodes to Ikea commercials lately, and as with any dead genius artist, Kubrick has an army of fans who have paid him tribute through body art.

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Stanley Kubrick is so hot right now. The legendary director has been inspiring everything from Simpsons episodes to Ikea commercials lately, and as with any dead genius artist, Kubrick has an army of fans who have paid him tribute through body art. Without further ado, here are 20 examples of real tattoos inspired by Kubrick films. Some are awesome, some will make you question the sanity of the person who got them, and all of them deserve a look.

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The 9 Most Iconic Hats In Hollywood’s History http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-most-iconic-hats-in-hollywoods-history/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-most-iconic-hats-in-hollywoods-history/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:06:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235618 We couldn't include all the hats we wanted to, on account of my laziness.

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Hats are the unsung heroes of cinematic costume design. They could be a toque on a chef, a newsboy cap on a newsboy, or even a towel wrapped around a woman fresh out of the shower. They shield our head from sunlight, keep hair out of our customer’s food, and keep our heads warm when it’s kind of cold outside.

Hats have a vivid and rich history in Hollywood. It’s no coincidence that the Golden Age of Hollywood coincided with the Golden Age of American Hats. It’s also no coincidence that Cowboys and Aliens, an incredibly bad film, was released during a period in America when the only people wearing hats were people in nightclubs and Ryan Murphy.

I have just proven the correlation between hat prevalence and the quality of films Hollywood produces. Let us now take a trip down hat-memory lane by looking at 9 iconic hats in film history and the heads that they covered.

Thomas Crown’s Bowler Hat

Ever the symbol of refinement, this particular bowler hat first surfaces in The Thomas Crown Affair as a reference to Magritte’s famed painting “The Great War.” In a sly nod to the intimation that Thomas Crown is nothing more than an anonymous businessman, he completes his final heist at the Met using dozens of similarly dressed men, all wearing bowler hats.

I don’t appreciate that this film implies a correlation between bowler hat-wearing and criminal activity; rather, I prefer to think of the correlation as between bowler hat-wearing and having sex with Rene Russo, which Thomas Crown also does.

Crocodile Dundee’s Alligator Skin Cowboy Hat

“G’day, friend-o! Let’s barbecue some shrimp on the grill!”

In Crocodile Dundee, a rugged outback hero collides with urban living as a reporter takes him back to the States in order to complete a story she is writing on him. His hat is black with a wide brim. It features an alligator band and has alligator teeth arrange around it in symmetrical fashion. This hat is both rugged and pleasing to the eye. So much so, actually, that I tried to recreate it using a baseball cap to which I scotch-taped all my saved baby teeth and wore for a year. The fact that I was 28 and gainfully employed when I did this led to several human resources complaints, and ultimately my own office.

Overall, a wonderful hat.

Oddjob’s Bowler Hat

Oddjob’s hat, like Thomas Crown’s is a black bowler hat. Also like Thomas Crown, Oddjob’s wearing of this hat conjures up images of criminal activity, as its razor sharp metal edges were used to kill people in the James Bond film Goldfinger. People should not be killed, nor bowler hats thrown. When they’re not resting on a man’s head, they should be placed in a hat box to maintain both their shape and cleanliness. Oddjob’s reckless hat behavior should not be celebrated, but it should be remembered so as not to be repeated by future generations.

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Malcolm McDowell Discusses ‘A Clockwork Orange’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/malcolm-mcdowell-discusses-a-clockwork-orange/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/malcolm-mcdowell-discusses-a-clockwork-orange/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 21:06:01 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=212514 The film's influence shocked even him.

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Every once in a while, Malcolm McDowell comes around for an interview about his latest film or TV show, like Gangster No. 1, the Halloween remakes, or “Heroes.” Of course the temptation is always to throw in a Clockwork Orange question. Now finally here’s a chance to talk about nothing but A Clockwork Orange.

For the Stanley Kubrick film’s 40th anniversary, A Clockwork Orange makes its debut on Blu-ray. McDowell is featured in many bonus features looking back at the film, and he also gave some in person interviews at the Warner Home Video offices to support the release.

I threw in a Caligula question to compare the context of another legendarily controversial Malcolm McDowell movie, but really I stuck with Clockwork Orange. I could have asked up his upcoming roles in Silent Hill 3D or Vamps but do you really need news scoops on a video game movie sequel? Better to dig into the legacy of the droogs, copycat violence and to a lesser extent, Roman orgies.

A Clockwork Orange Blu-ray streets May 31 along with a Stanley Kubrick Blu-ray collection and Malcolm McDowell’s Never Apologize DVD.

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