Hi everyone, So today I finally plucked up the courage to watch Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange today, and was surprised to find such taboo subjects in the film, even though I had been warned. For example, there is a rape scene and an attempted rape scene in the first fifteen minutes. This was in 1971! I was just wondering what your thoughts were on the film as a whole, and why you think it managed to get into some cinemas (even though Kubrick himself withdrew the film from Britain for a long while). I was quite mesmerised by the whole thing, mainly by its controversy, although I did think that Malcolm McDowell's acting was fantastic. Thoughts? Criticism?