A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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Alex, a violent juvenile in the near future, is caught after a number of brutal rapes and murders. While imprisoned, he submits to a controversial experiment to make criminals ill at the mildest suggestion of violence or conflict. Now Alex's victims want to welcome him back into society with the same enthusiasm he has always exhibited when performing his crimes.
Being the adventures of a young man ... who couldn't resist pretty girls ... or a bit of the old ultra-violence ... went to jail, was re-conditioned ... and came out a different young man ... or was he ?
Also Known As:
Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
Title: Clockwork Orange, A
Release Date: December 19, 1971
Runtime: 136 mins
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Colors: Black and White, Color
Sound: Dolby Digital, Mono
IMDB Rating: 8.5
Buried.com Rating: 9.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: X
Malcolm McDowell ...Alex
Patrick Magee ...Mr Alexander
Michael Bates ...Chief Guard
Warren Clarke ...Dim
John Clive ...Stage Actor
Adrienne Corri ...Mrs. Alexander
Carl Duering ...Dr. Brodsky
Paul Farrell ...Tramp
Clive Francis ...Lodger
Michael Gover ...Prison Governor
Miriam Karlin ...Catlady
James Marcus ...Georgie
Aubrey Morris ...Deltoid
Godfrey Quigley ...Prison Chaplain
Sheila Raynor ...Mum
Madge Ryan ...Dr. Branom
John Savident ...Conspirator
Anthony Sharp ...Minister
Philip Stone ...Dad
Pauline Taylor ...Psychiatrist
Margaret Tyzack ...Conspirator
Steven Berkoff ...Det. Const. Tom
Lindsay Campbell ...Police Inspector
Michael Tarn ...Pete
David Prowse ...Julian (Frank Alexander's bodyguard)
Barrie Cookson ...
Jan Adair ...Handmaiden in Bible Fantasy
Gaye Brown ...Sophisto (in the Korova Milkbar)
Peter Burton ...
John J. Carney ...Detective sergeant
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Max L. Raab
A Clockwork Orange Horror Film Trailer 1
A Clockwork Orange Horror Film Trailer 2
"The Thieving Magpie Overture"
"Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Opus 125"
"William Tell Overture"
"Pomp and Circumstance March No.I"
"Pomp and Circumstance March No.IV"
"Overture to the Sun"
"I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper"
"Singin' In the Rain"
"March from 'Funeral Music for Queen Mary'"
More Movie Taglines:
- Being the adventures of a young man ... who couldn't resist pretty girls ... or a bit of the old ultra-violence ... went to jail, was re-conditioned ... and came out a different young man ... or was he ?
- Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven.
- The Breakthrough Presentation Of Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange For The Millions Who Were Not Allowed To See It Until Now!
- Alex: Appy-polly-loggies. I had something of a pain in the gulliver so had to sleep. I was not awakened when I gave orders for wakening.
Alex: Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well. To what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this surprising visit?
Minister: As I was saying, Alex, you can be instrumental in changing the public verdict. Do you understand, Alex? Have I made myself clear? Alex: As an unmuddied lake, Fred. As clear as an azure sky of deepest summer. You can rely on me, Fred.
Alex: Initiative comes to thems that wait.
Alex: What we were after now was the old surprise visit. That was a real kick and good for laughs and lashings of the old ultraviolent.
- It is said that Stanley Kubrick made this movie because of the failure of Waterloo (1970/I). After he completed 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), he had planned to film a movie about 'Napoleon Bonaparte''s life. After many years of research, he sent location scouts to various Eastern European locations, and even had an agreement with the Yugoslav army to supply troops for the vast battle scenes. However, after "Waterloo" tanked, Kubrick's financial backers pulled out. He thus decided to adapt the American version of "Clockwork", which had been given to him by Terry Southern (co-writer of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)).
Anthony Burgess originally sold the movie rights to Mick Jagger for $500 when he needed quick cash. Jagger intended to make it with The Rolling Stones as the droogs, but then re-sold the rights for a much larger amount. Ken Russell was then nominated to direct because his style was considered well-suited for the material. He would have cast Oliver Reed as Alex. Tinto Brass was another possible director. At some point, someone suggested rewriting the droogs to be girls in miniskirts or old-age pensioners. Tim Curry and Jeremy Irons turned down the role of Alex. Stanley Kubrick once said "If Malcolm McDowell hadn't been available I probably wouldn't have made the film." Author Anthony Burgess initially distrusted Kubrick as a director, but was happy with the results. He felt the film later made the book, one of his least favorite books he had written, overshadow his other work.
During the filming of the Ludovico scene, star Malcolm McDowell scratched one of his corneas and was temporarily blinded. He suffered cracked ribs during filming of the humiliation stage show, and he also nearly drowned when his breathing apparatus failed while being held underwater in the trough scene.
The snake, Basil, was introduced into the film by Stanley Kubrick when he found out Malcolm McDowell had a fear of reptiles.
Korova Milk Bar is named after the Russian word for cow. Moloko (written on the wall) means milk. The bar's sculptures were based on the work of sculptor Allen Jones. Stanley Kubrick had the milk dispensers were emptied, washed and refilled every hour, as the milk curdled under the studio lights. A painting on the wall reappears in Kubrick's The Shining (1980).
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