Last week, the TFR team joined our competition winners for an exclusive screening of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange at Brunel University – a key location within the filming the four-time Oscar nominated cult classic.
The film itself was screened within the University’s lecture theatre – the location for one of Clockwork‘s more memorable scenes, in which Alex, played by Malcolm McDowell, is subjected to experimental aversion therapy.
We were also able to spot Brunel’s Tower D, which once provided the setting for Alex’s apartment but now houses the University’s engineering departments, as well as the Chepstow Halls of Residence, which was the location for Alex’s hospital room.
Following the film, there was a Q&A session with Stanley Kubrick’s brother-in-law and assistant producer on the film, Jan Harlan. We were also given the opportunity to visit a specially constructed ‘Moloko Bar’ (the drink favoured by Alex and his droogs), which housed an exhibition of original stills and film memorabilia, while the Stromenti String Quartet played music from the film’s soundtrack.
This was the latest free event in Volkswagen’s See Film Differently series, designed to provide film fans with a behind the scenes style insight into some of the most memorable and iconic British films.
To find out more about Volkswagen’s campaign, as well as information on future events, visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/seefilmdifferently, or the See Film Differently website.
Those unable to attend the screening can also enjoy the Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection on Blu-ray, released by Warner Home Video to celebrate the film’s anniversary.