Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the streets of Britain..Written by
When Alex is being drowned, there is a barely perceptible micro-cut in which Malcolm McDowell was able to use the oxygen mask that was hidden in the water. The bath was muddied by using Bovril, a beef extract. See more »
Alex's last name is inconsistent (see trivia). When he goes into jail, he gives his name as DeLarge, but the newspaper articles call him Burgess. See more »
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
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There are no opening credits after the title, which is followed by the opening shot of Alex the Droog. Although it is now commonplace for major films to not have opening credits, in 1971 it was considered rather unusual and was considered a trademark of director Stanley Kubrick. See more »
The home video version originally released in Brazil lacks the religious service in prison. This scene is only available in the recently released Stanley Kubrick Collection DVD/VHS versions. See more »
aka "Cockles and Mussels"
Traditional Irish folk song
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This film is beyond good. It is a rare instance of a film that is as good as the book it was based on and indeed betters it.
Where do i start? Gratuitous violence that is actually the whole point of the film and clarifies the nature of humans when confronted with its own unleashed nature. The stylized unflinching violence is one thing. Meeting to suppress it at the hands of society, religion and convention is another. The cold nature of the parents, the easy girls who are coerced by gentle flattery and orders of an alpha male to receive the old in and out, the use of milk and Classical music.. and Kubrik's genius settings... perfect film.
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