Originally posted by SwissGambitI think Kubrick strived for balance in sympathies in portraying the gray areas between right and wrong. The movie has a lot of depth in this regard and that's why it's one of my favorite Kubrick films. I can watch it and The Shining ad nauseum and still like the movies. A Clockwork Orange would probably be in my personal top 10 or 15 movies ever.
I'd put the movie right in the middle. I didn't sympathize with the main character much [as the director clearly intended], but still found it thought-provoking.
Originally posted by vistesdYou mean like a fart!?
The spirit where it wishes blows,
the sound of it you hear but do not know
whence it comes nor where it goes—
all who are born of spirit wayfare so.
—John 3:8 (my rendering)
Note: pneuma can be translated as either wind or spirit; conventional translations render it as wind in the first instance and spirit in the second.