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A 1971 British film written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, adapted from Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella of the same name about charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge, who is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.

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What is the importance of background music in A Clockwork Orange?

The background music that goes on with A Clockwork Orange is not something that generally goes with crime or violence, like typical suspense/tense music that we get to hear in such movies. Is there ...
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How did they shoot Ludovico sessions?

It is the horrifying scene from A Clockwork Orange, where they start Ludovico technique scene on Alex, forcefully clamping his eyes. How did they shoot that scene? Did they really make Malcolm ...
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How did it come about that A Clockwork Orange was withdrawn in Britain?

The film A Clockwork Orange (1971) was not banned in Britain. On the contrary, it was passed uncut by the British Board of Film Censors with rating 18. But it was withdrawn from distribution, and only ...
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If Alex could not commit any sexual or violent act after watching that nasty stuff in a clockwork orange, how could he have jumped out a window?

So in A Clockwork Orange, I am curious if Alex could not have committed acts of violence/sex any more after watching those tapes the scientists made him see it is proven after he tries to simply punch ...
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In A Clockwork Orange did Alex actually want to be reformed

In A Clockwork Orange (1971), Alex DeLarge tries to convince the catholic priest in the story that he is a changed young citizen and wants desperately to be reformed no matter what the cost. The ...
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In “A Clockwork Orange,” where was Alex's trial?

In A Clockwork Orange, filmed in 1971 in Britain, a run-down youth Alex DeLarge commits murder in a mansion out in the forest somewhere. His friend betrays him and smashes him in the face, leaving him ...
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Why is A Clockwork Orange considered great?

A few months ago I decided to watch A Clockwork Orange, as I was only inspired by its IMDB ratings and reviews and the generally high public opinion about the movie. So I was expecting a great movie. ...
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Why did Kubrick avoid a direct explanation to “Clockwork orange”'s meaning?

I am curious about a significant difference between the book and the movie of "A clockwork orange". In the novel by Burgess, "A clockwork orange" is a sort of meta-title; when Alex and his friends ...
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Does Alex really hold on his breath while he is beaten up by Dim and Georgie

There is a scene in A Clockwork Orange I'm curious about how they done it. Alex is saved by two policemen who turn out to be Dim and Georgie (his old droogs). They drag Alex to the countryside, where ...
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In the last scene of the movie “A Clockwork Orange” By Stanley Kubrick

In the last scene of the movie "A Clockwork Orange" By Stanley Kubrick, Fred: Do you understand, Alex? Have I made myself clear? Alex: As an unmuddied lake, Fred. As clear as an azure sky of ...
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Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?

While watching another Stanley Kubrick movie, this question about A Clockwork Orange popped up and has puzzled me since then: Is it possible that after Alex was released (or even during the treatment)...
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Explanation of the ending of A Clockwork Orange

The ending of the film perplexed me a bit. The main hero says, quote, "I was cured alright". While that could be interpreted as honest and truthful, the final scene (the fantasized orgy) makes me ...