Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Lookalikes #38: High-Rise and A Clockwork Orange

From the movie's poster and the brutalist architecture featured in the film to its depiction of society breaking down and the class war leading to ultra sex and violence, Ben Wheatley's recent adaption of Ballard's HIgh-Rise, published in 1975, felt heavily influenced by Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971), adapted from the novel by Anthony Burgess (1962).

Do say: dystopian; prescient; Ballardian
Don't say: derivative

Elsewhere on the web:
Ben Wheatley's Bakers Dozen

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