There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Anthony Burgess novel “A Clockwork Orange”. To mark the fiftieth anniversary the International Anthony Burgess Foundation is organising a multi-disciplinary conference to examine its profound and enduring impact on literature, film, music, theatre and society.
On the other side of the Atlantic, On May 19, the Hero Complex Film Festival will welcome special guest Malcolm McDowell to talk about his memories of Burgess and reflections on a long and vivid career.
We’ll keep our eyes open and if we find any other event commemorating the writing of such an influential book, we’ll make sure to let you know everything about it in future postings.
Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!
Viddy well, little brother. Viddy well.