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"Julia C. Rice" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 25 Jun 1998 14:06:27 +0100
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The confusion as to whether clockwork orange is a British film is
understandable for several reasons. Firstly it was produced and directed by
Stanley Kubrick....who also wrote the screenplay based on the novel by
Anthony Burgess....Kubrick was born in New York so is of American
 It is also considered to be an American production by some because it is
classified as a Warner Brother's Production....and Warner Brothers are an
American company...... however in many film books it is alternatively
classified as a UK production.
This could either have come about because it was made by the UK based
production arm of the Warner Brothers company.....or because a British
production company was used in its production ....but I'm not 100% certain
of this.....however I do know of someone who worked on the film and could
enquire about this if anyone was genuinely interested.
Sadly the film is still banned in the UK.....I can remember being told that
this was due to the fact that Kubrick refused to allow massive censorship
cuts throughout the film which were required by the UK censorship
board.....which Kubrick considered would ruin the film..... even though the
censorship rules in the UK are different now in the late 1990's than they
would have been in the early 1970's the film far as I'm
aware.... never been re-submitted due to Kubrick's wishes.
As I am from the UK I regret that I have never been able to see the film in
its entirity.....only seeing snatches of it that were included in
programmes on censorship.
> From: Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: film nationality in AFI list
> Date: 23 June 1998 17:44
> ...and _Babe_ is Australian.  And they say _Hamlet_ (Olivier) was left
> off because it was British.  Maybe they didn't think _A clockwork Orange_
> was British because, at least according to Peter Greenaway, it was banned
> or otherwise unwatchable there.
> Scott
> On Thu, 18 Jun 1998, Lang Thompson wrote:
> > Has anybody pointed out that the AFI's "short" list of 400 best
> > films included several that were not American, such as "A Clockwork
> > Orange," "Bridge on the River Kwai," "Chariots of Fire" and "Local
> > all British and "Last Tango in Paris" which is French-Italian!
> > ------------------------------------------------------
> > Lang Thompson
> >
> >
> > Godzilla Bites! webpage
> >
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