Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Full Circle for British Cinema

Ken's sci-fi novel "Violation" is a very violent future-shock tale of an England where football has become the national religion. I have yet to read it but it seems to be in the same realm as Anthony Burgess, The Wanting Seed, another Dystopian tale of England. For that type of book, ground zero is "A Clockwork Orange.

And that aforementioned classic in British cinema came full circle tonight. After an almost thirty year ban in Great Britain due to fears of "copycat violence" Stanely Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" was shown in 2001 uncut on Sky3. And in the wee hours of this very morning, as a Clapham fancy dress (aka costumes) store was raided and burnt to the ground by men in funny masks, ITV3 ran the film uncut as well. Fiction?

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