I first saw Stanley Kubric's A Clockwork Orange
when I was 15. Even though I was shocked by the violence in the film, what really got my attention was the wonderfully bawdy and colorful set designs. Based on the 1962 novel by Anthony Burgess, it was filmed in 1971 and set in the not too distant future. Its always interesting to see what is considered futuristic design when looking at films from the past. Much of the films decore is sexually explicit...especially in the cat lady/yoga instructor's home. It must have been the filmmakers thought that in the future, people would be more open to sexual displays...wow, how wrong they were! Seems like like people are more uptight than ever about sex nowadays....but I digress...back to the movie sets. Here are some inspirational photos from the film that have really inspired me in my decorating scheme....although I will admit...there are no penis statues to be found in my home. I managed to find a very interesting website
which discusses what happened to many of the items and artwork used in the film.