Malcolm in Salt Lake City, Utah 6/3/01

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Nancy Van Valkenburg
Standard-Examier 6/14/01
A different group of fans showed up to meet Firestarter star Malcolm McDowell a few weeks ago at a screening of Clockwork Orange, the disturbing, sadism-packed Kubrick film that made the actor famous after its 1971 release. That screening, in Salt Lake City, was barely publicized, but drew a crowd of fervent fans who watched the film, asked respectful questions of McDowell in a Q&A session, then backed him into a corner as he was trying to leave the lobby, according to Firestarter publicist Lana Kim.The tone was one of respect. Still, it's hard to remember that when a human wall is preventing escape. Kim said McDowell handled the situation with his trademark charm and grace. Celebrity sightings can do strange things to otherwise normal humans.

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Brewvies at 677 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 - Film Info: 801-355-5500 showed A Clockwork Orange and afterwards Malcolm was on hand to answer questions and sign autographs. He was in town for the filming of Firestarter: Rekindled. It is a bar/dinner + a movie theater place that opened in 1997

Review

    I am from Salt Lake City, Utah. I heard that Malcolm would be in town at a showing of A Clockwork Orange at Brewvies, a bar/movie theatre where one must be 21 years old to get in.  I went out there and walked in through the door.  There was a counter there where an employee was suppose to be to ID customers. Thank Bog there was no one there, so I was able to slip in!  After the movie, Mr. McDowell signed autographs for his fans.  I shook his hand, got him to sign my ACO and Caligula DVD covers, cracked a joke with him, and even walked with him out to his car!  He was one of the coolest people I had ever met.  He didn't act snooty or stuck up.  When a fan thanked him for taking the time to come to the showing, he said that as long as people were willing to continue to watch and support classic movies, he would be willing to come and visit his fans.  He was very classy.
    That just might have been the best day of my life! - from Ryan

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