Advertise With Us||Links||
Submission Guidelines||Subscribe to Feed||Contact
What’s It Going To Be Then, Eh?
by Dan Greene
The title is from the book. The opening line in the movie is:
“There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs; that is Pete, Georgie and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milk Bar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.”
A Clockwork Orange. A bit of the old ultraviolence. This is one of my favourite movies of all, and I love the way it starts. In the Korova Milk Bar, the camera focused on Alex’s face, slowly panning back to reveal him and his friends, the security guards, the other customers, the décor of the place. The whole place feels sinister, and it's more than just the presence of Alex and the boys.
Within a minute or so, you see what they get up to. Beating up a helpless old drunk. And the night’s still young! So much damage to cause.
And you know, the others are right. Best opening lines to a movie is a hard one. Only one other came to mind, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. You know, John Larroquette’s intro. That’s a pretty good one. But A Clockwork Orange has that music playing, that ominous atmosphere. Bad shit is going to happen tonight.
So what do you have? What are some of the opening lines you love?