Essays about the real Space Odyssey and the real Clockwork Orange
Today was a day of writing and writing. 7 hours straight, just writing. I realised the difference between a great film and an extraordinary film.
I don’t know what that would be like in literature or painting but I know in film it is like the most brilliant Mozart work – for me, the Requiem – and the Rite of Spring by Stravinsky, which redefined the landscape of harmony or lack of harmony. 2001 is the Rite of Spring of film/music. A Clockwork Orange (1971) is Mozart’s Requiem, or to be equally correct, is as great as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. But 2001: A Space Odyssey is extraordinary.