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June 07, 2012

Malcolm McDowell riffs (and rips) on ‘Trek,’ Kubrick, ‘Avengers’

Posted in: Hero Complex: The Show


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“A Clockwork Orange” actor Malcolm McDowell at 2012 Hero Complex Film Festival. (Alan Heitz)

Malcolm McDowell was on a roll, riffing (and ripping) on “The Avengers,” “Star Trek,” Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers and Hollywood. Then he caught himself. “This is going to be on the bloody Internet isn’t it? I keep forgetting about this [expletive] Internet.”

Well, the Internet isn’t going to forget this interview anytime soon. The third episode of “Hero Complex: The Show” is a special “on-stage” edition with the firebrand actor from “A Clockwork Orange,” “Time After Time,” “Star Trek: Generations,” “If…”  and  “Caligula.”

McDowell, soon to be filming “Monster Butler” in Scotland, served up plenty of dish too, weighing in on “The Avengers” (“mindless crap”), Patrick Stewart in “Trek” films (might as well “watch paint dry”) and his perspective on killing Capt. James T. Kirk (“I did them a favor”). He also spoke at length about the legacy of “A Clockwork Orange” and the late Stanley Kubrick, whose death brought on a complicated bundle of emotions; during a visit to see Kubrick’s widow at the filmmaker’s stately home, McDowell burst into tears — but not before looking around and thinking, “Yeah, I paid for some of this.”

This third episode of “Hero Complex: The Show” is a change of pace for us — this one is  built around my interview with McDowell during the second day of our Hero Complex Film Festival. The interview preceded our screening of the Stanley Kubrick classic “A Clockwork Orange” and tapped into this year’s 50th anniversary of the Anthony Burgess novel. “Hero Complex: The Show” premiered with our visit to the offices of Ridley Scott, and then we dropped in on Leonard Nimoy for a chat in his home library (it was split into Part 1 and Part 2). Coming soon on the show: Acclaimed cartoonist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes.

— Geoff Boucher


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