#69: Watch a film from the year I was born COMPLETED

Why it’s on the list: That’ll be 1971 then. Was it a vintage year for film Probably not, but I’ll try and find something worth watching.

How/when I’ll judge this task to be completed: When I have watched a film made in 1971.


Watched A Clockwork Orange. I actually saw about two minutes of this (the bit where Alex throws his droops into the canal) at uni while studying a module on censorship, but this was the first time I saw the whole film. The violence is still shocking though its more a mental thing – there are far more gory violent films around now that are deemed perfectly acceptable, which shows how times have changed. Some scenes I thought were genius – especially the speeded up sex scene with the two two women. The film was very “of the time” – I loved the scenery, the colours and the clothes. The central issue of morality is still very topical today – are you born good or bad? Do action and morality go hand in hand, or can one happen without the other?

Overall I found it an interesting, intriguing film. I don’t think I’d watch it again, but I don’t think I’ll forget it in a hurry either!

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