A Clockwork Orange - bedding?

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  1. Patattack

    Patattack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm sure most of us have seen Kubrick's film, A Clockwork Orange. When last I saw it, I remember noticing that the bed in Alex's room had a really interesting sort of blanket on top. It looked like it was put together out of a pattern of geometric shapes, or something along those lines, if I'm remembering right. Like, literally a bunch of foam cubes sewn together - corners pointing out - and covered in fabric. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I can't find a screenshot anywhere, and I haven't got the DVD anymore ('twas just a rental). And if you know what I'm talking about, do you have any idea if anyone's made something similar to purchase?
     
  2. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    Here are some quick screen caps:

    See post #7
     
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  3. Patattack

    Patattack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the help. :D

    I just hope I'm not the only one who thinks that thing is awesome.
     
  4. IGNITERS

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    Yes this was AWSOME BEDDING!
    One of the many details in this underappreciated film!
    find anything out yet ?
     
  5. Patattack

    Patattack Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No such luck for me. =/
     
  6. Tiberius Kirk

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    I'd like to find it as well!
     
  7. Montagar

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    I guess I should put the pics back up. :lol
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  8. Patattack

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    Thanks dude! This time I saved 'em. :)
     
  9. 655321

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    Ah, how I would have loved to lay me'gulliver upon them 'brelli-like threads, me droogies! :D

    - Prisoner 655321
     
  10. Patattack

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    It's so cool, but I wouldn't even know where to begin making my own. Just sew a bunch of Pac-man shaped things, sew the "mouth" up to turn it into a cone, and sew those all together? Or do we think there's more in the way of support structures inside, like foam or something?
     
  11. 655321

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    It occurred to me that the patterns could have been retro pillow halves sewn together... That could account for the three colors. And if they were pillows, that would explain why the "pizza slices" appear raised (or heat-formed) and stuffed. Without enhancement, in these photos the material looks like felt.

    Now let the UK retro-pillow search on eBay begin! :lol
     
  12. Patattack

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    Hmm..that could explain why the edges of the comforter follow the geometric shapes of the cones, rather than just cutting off on a straight line. But pillows seem unlikely to me - mostly, because in a few of those screenshots you can see one or two of the cones has been pressed in so that it's more like a shallow funnel than a cone. Y'know what I'm talking about? That implies to me that the entire cone does not have a big cone shape (or any kind of reinforcement) underneath it. I think each pizza slice is stuffed, but the cones themselves are simply held in their shape via sewing tricks.
     
  13. Kris

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    Bump.. I'd love to 'ave one of those! :cool
     
  14. terryr

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    That blanket makes me *.
     
  15. Contec

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    Clockwork Orange quilt?

    Tried to find the original thread someone posted but could not find it.
    Has anyone tried to make Alex's Quilt from a Clockwork orange ?
    If anyone has the Blu-ray version, could you please takes some caps of the quilt.

    To me it looks like those orange pie shapes are sewn onto a black hexagon which is in turn also sewn together with the other hexagons
    I bought myself a couple of orange polyester fleece blankets and is thinking of making this for my bed.
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  16. nick daring

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  17. Contec

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

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    I DID try the search function and somehow must have skipped just that thread..:wacko Thanks


    I just shown my mother these picture and she told me "you need two colour for the pie's " And i was like "No, its just orange" and then she said " no, its Yellow and only orange at the head rest"

    Im a bit colour blind, and did not see the different until it was pointed out to me. [​IMG]
     
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  18. Wolfie

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    I see three colors. Yellow, Orange, then Red Orange

    or maybe its yellow, yellow-orange, then orange but it for sure goes light, medium, dark
     
  19. Wicked

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    I'm with Wolfie. Yellow at the feet, orange-yellow in the middle, and red-orange at the head. It looks to me as if the head of the quilt also has two kind of out of place hexagons. If you look at the second picture you can see how two hexagons are above and to the left of the rest respectively.

    Edit: Actually there are 3 that don't fit one up and to the left and above, on in the center and above the rest, and one on the right and above.
     
  20. Contec

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    Im sure you are right, Been staring on it after you posted and i can see it now.
    It looks like the different colours are three Hexagons high on each parts.

    *, now i need to find more fabric and in different colours:lol
     
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  22. Montagar

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    Threads merged.
     
  23. CB2001

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    Funny. It actually looks like orange slices. I guess that was intentional.
     
  24. Shylaah

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    Maybe FOUR colors as it appears to be in sets of three hexagons along the side per color.....there is at least one row and possibly another three in light yellow hanging off the foot of the bed.

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  25. itsalive

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    Made this up real quick.
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  26. Vaderman

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    I need a king size, but I don't see the run details???
     
  27. itsalive

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    The overhang you see is the extra 3 hex pies on the end of the yellow hex pies
     
  28. Shylaah

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    Yummmm, hex pies.....:)

    Yeah, I think you're right. After looking it over again and doing the math, don't think it would be 12 hex pies long........

    Shylaah
     
  29. rollerboi

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    Now THAT looks awesome; I'd remove the hexagon lines on the gray part of the pattern, but that still looks amazing.
    Is someone here planning to make this happen?
     
  30. Contec

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    Re: Clockwork Orange quilt?

    Thanks


    Im planning on making one for myself at least.
     
  31. youngpaddy1

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    I see this but each to their own.
    cheerio

    p.s. sorry for purloining your graphic Itsalive It was just for speed.
     
  32. kat666evil

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    have you tried looking up hollow cube quilt? i Am going to try it with that pattern but inserting another black strip so it pops up
     
  33. itsalive

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    Not a problem, but I still don't think this is true. Unfortunately I can not go through the DVD to double check my gut feelings.

    I let my Brother-in-law borrow my DVD copy and it got lost.

    Kubrick had a thing for pattern replay. If there was even one more row with a different color under the first row of yellows- This new row would contain the same row pattern play that the red section has.

    Here's a replica of the complex miniature maze from The Shining that I'm working on.

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    I plan on offering 3d real world copies when it's done. I am posting it here because it showcases Kubrick's fondness for pattern replay. Sure there's a few deviations, but for the most part it's a repeating pattern.

    "A Clockwork Orange - Music Shop & Bedroom Scenes [HD]" is on YouTube.

    I don't know if it's ok to post the link because of the nudity. If you seek it out. Pause it at 2:38 mark. You can see the proof of the white sheet hanging under the hex pie bedspread.

    My gut honestly believes that devious row is actually the extra 3 hex overhang combined with the sheet hanging underneath it. I wish I had the DVD to double check, sadly I don't. Would be nice of someone to go through the dvd or bluray to double check that lower yellow area of the spread.
     
  34. carbonitekid

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    I see the same .
     
  35. Montagar

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    I have it on Blu-ray. I might be able to get to it later tonight, if not, then tomorrow.
     
  36. youngpaddy1

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  37. rollerboi

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    I'm not seeing that at all, especially in your first picture. There's a pattern of three rows yellow, three rows orange, and three red. The variation you're seeing in the second picture looks due to the natural light coming in from the window and the artificial light handing from the ceiling, and the shadows thereof. It's not a very clearly lit scene, and the eyes play tricks.
     
  38. VilleLeskinen

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    I see the rows as three reds, three oranges, three yellows and one light yellow just like youngpaddy1.
     
  39. Contec

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    Let's see if the blu-ray picture Montagar is going to post will clear some things up for us.
    I bought a little fabric today and is going to see if i can make 1 hexagon.
     
  40. rollerboi

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    Another thing to consider.. perhaps the slight two-tone variation in color is caused by the nap of the fabric, giving a clue to the fabric used (velveteen?). You know, how when you vacuum your rug and you see two different shades, depending on the direction the vacuum cleaner runs? Or when you brush your hand across a luxurious pillow? That could account for the intermediate color shades in between the three primary colors seen on only a few panels.
     
  41. Patattack

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    Since this topic's resurrection, I haven't heard people mention it, but I myself am still 98% convinced that each hexagon is actually a shallow, hollow hexagonal pyramid. In the following screencap, you can see some of them turned "inside out", which is what convinced me.

    Do y'all agree? If not, why not? I would love to be proven wrong! :)

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  42. Contec

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    I belive it the way the hexagon is sewn that makes its possible for it to become a point.. you glimpse the sewn edge on the rightside right between the two pie shapes ( in the dark line)
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  43. itsalive

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    Nevermind
     
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  45. NoTsOsErIoUs

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    Anyone starts offering these and I'm in. One went on ebay uk last year and I missed out.
     
  46. Contec

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    Really? do you have pictures or such from the auction?
     
  47. NoTsOsErIoUs

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    I really should have grabbed the auction pics and normally do but didn't think to this time. A couple of weeks later the same seller was gauging interest to see if anymore warrented being made, I messaged them and heard back saying they were going to be made early this year, but as of yet I haven't heard anything more.
     
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  49. Mechinyun

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    From the link above.

    "Single £350, Double £500, King Size £750 plus shipping. A deposit of 50% is required before commission is undertaken"


    yeah.. pass on that.

    I can hear it now from the wife "You spent 1,000 dollars on a bed spread? .. prepare to die."

    Perhaps we can do this on our own cheaper?
     
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  50. Montagar

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    Sorry for the delay... my Blu-ray computer is down, but I should have it functional again by tomorrow.
     

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