Our fellow Kubrick fans over at the Dangerous Minds website have dug up a 1972 interview with Kubrick veteran Peter Sellers conducted by Kubrick fan Gene Siskel in which the former replies to the latter's query re: Stanley's latest in the bluntest possible terms:
I hated ‘A Clockwork Orange.’ I thought it was the biggest load of crap I’ve ever seen for years. Amoral. I think because of the violence around today it’s lamentable that a director of Stanley Kubrick’s distinction and ability should lend himself to such a subject. I’m not saying that you can’t pick up that book [the Anthony Burgess novel upon which the film is based], read it, and put it down. But to make it as a film, with all the violence we have in the world today – to add to it, to put it on show – I just don’t understand where Stanley is at.There's more. Read all about it at Dangerous Minds.