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July 16, 2012 5:50 AM   Subscribe

Alex in the Chelsea Drug Store. A frame-by-frame archeology of the records and magazines in the Chelsea Drug Store scene of A Clockwork Orange. [NSFW]
posted by OmieWise (27 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Coral cache URL. Hopefully it comes back soon.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:03 AM on July 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


did we already kill it?
posted by jepler at 6:05 AM on July 16, 2012


The 80's brit synth group Heaven 17 took their name from a brief mention of a band by the same name in the novel. If you look closely at the first pic in the story, you can see Heaven 17 listed in the Top Ten.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:06 AM on July 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


Ah, hell, I wanna see it!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:07 AM on July 16, 2012


At this rate it'll be easier to download a torrent, find the scene and click through frame-by-frame.
posted by Mezentian at 6:10 AM on July 16, 2012


The page finally loaded! And, yeah, how fucking cool is it that Kubrick included Fahey's Blind Joe Death? Answer: VERY fucking cool.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:22 AM on July 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Heads-up, there's some NSFW in there.
posted by griphus at 6:47 AM on July 16, 2012


My god, it's full of NSFW.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:55 AM on July 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


I had to go back to find it. There is one magazine cover with NSFW images. "Full of" is an overstatement. Regardless, I'll ask a mod to add a warning.
posted by OmieWise at 6:59 AM on July 16, 2012


[Warning added.]
posted by taz at 7:02 AM on July 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think shakes was paraphrasing Barry Lyndon.
posted by griphus at 7:06 AM on July 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


I think shakes was paraphrasing Barry Lyndon.

The only Kubrick movie I've seen only once! When it ran in theaters (yes i am old). So the paraphrasing was lost on me...

posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:08 AM on July 16, 2012


Uh, the film 2010 / the novel 2001?

i'm gonna assume there's not a quote similar to that in Barry Lyndon, it's on my to-watch list
posted by iotic at 7:10 AM on July 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh you kids.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:11 AM on July 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ach, sorry. I didn't say I was a huge Kubrick fan.
posted by OmieWise at 7:15 AM on July 16, 2012


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posted by flabdablet at 7:16 AM on July 16, 2012


Anthony Burgess originally sold the movie to Mick Jagger for $500 when he needed quick cash. Jagger intended to make it with The Rolling Stones as the droogs.

Ok, that comment blew me away.
posted by mediareport at 7:34 AM on July 16, 2012


Very cool. Been awhile since I've seen Clockwork. It's funny how a scene so very 70s manages to still look pretty futuristic.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:39 AM on July 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm not familiar with Barry Lyndon, but the line is obviously from 2001, sort of (spoiler-y).
posted by exogenous at 7:45 AM on July 16, 2012


Quite well-researched, but even at a glance I spotted an album cover he overlooked*: up top, between Magical Mystery Tour and Atom Heart Mother is After the Gold Rush.

*Not actually a Shining reference.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:00 AM on July 16, 2012


Uh, the film 2010 / the novel 2001?

I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir. The Jungian thing. [Lolita reference]
posted by shakespeherian at 9:15 AM on July 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Driftin'; from the album Lorca by Tim Buckley. A personal favourite.
posted by ovvl at 9:20 AM on July 16, 2012


What drives me insane is the twofold nature of this nymphet, a veteran nymphet perhaps, this mixture in my Lolita of tender, dreamy childishness and a kind of eerie vulgarity.

-Gunnery Sgt. Hartman
posted by Splunge at 10:12 AM on July 16, 2012


"That's odd, the blood usually gets off on the second floor."

-Homer Simpson in 'Treehouse of Terror VIII', referencing a key scene in Kubrik's classic film 'Air Bud'
posted by FatherDagon at 10:35 AM on July 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! I AM SPARTACUS!
posted by griphus at 10:40 AM on July 16, 2012


Jagger intended to make it with The Rolling Stones as the droogs.

Then the Chelsea Drug Store scene may have been entirely different, what with Mr. Jimmy and a cherry red soda and all.
posted by hangashore at 10:51 AM on July 16, 2012


I hope nobody cares now. But I believe that second copy of the "2001" soundtrack is not fake, and not the original "soundtrack", but a soundalike version on a cheap 99p record label, and real. So consider the cosmic significance of that.
posted by caclwmr4 at 11:51 PM on July 16, 2012


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