History Film / AClockWorkOrange

12th Apr '18 6:58:36 PM Fireblood
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* VagueAge: Apparently done deliberately in casting Creator/MalcolmMcDowell as Alex. The character is revealed to be fifteen in the book, while -[=McDowell=] appears to be somewhere in the rage of late teens to early twenties.

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* VagueAge: Apparently done deliberately in casting Creator/MalcolmMcDowell as Alex. The character is revealed to be fifteen in the book, while -[=McDowell=] appears to be somewhere in the rage range of late teens to early twenties.
12th Apr '18 6:40:03 PM Fireblood
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* TheLudovicoTechnique: The TropeNamer scene where Alex is brainwashed into becoming non-violent, with a rig keeping his eyes open (and him being tied with a straightjacket) and needing someone to apply drops to his eyes (and interestingly, at one point during filming the rig nearly hurt Mc Dowell's eyes). Nowadays often given a ShoutOut as a method of brainwashing or torture.

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* TheLudovicoTechnique: The TropeNamer scene where Alex is brainwashed into becoming non-violent, with a rig keeping his eyes open (and him being tied with a straightjacket) and needing someone to apply drops to his eyes (and interestingly, at one point during filming the rig nearly hurt Mc Dowell's eyes).scratched [=McDowell's eye=]). Nowadays often given a ShoutOut as a method of brainwashing or torture.
12th Apr '18 6:04:28 PM Fireblood
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12th Apr '18 6:04:26 PM Fireblood
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12th Apr '18 6:04:22 PM Fireblood
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* AttemptedRape; Billy and his gang are about to rape a woman when Alex and his gang confront them.

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* AttemptedRape; AttemptedRape: Billy and his gang are about to rape a woman when Alex and his gang confront them.



* {{Blipvert}}: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPRzm8ibDQ8 trailer]]

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* {{Blipvert}}: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPRzm8ibDQ8 trailer]]trailer]].
10th Apr '18 11:32:43 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* AgeLift: Alex is 15 at the start of the book (in the film, he's 17). In the film, he's played by 27-year-old Malcolm [=McDowell=], though [[DawsonCasting he's supposed to still be of school age]].
** A mention should go the he girl that Billy-boy and his gang were about to rape at the beginning of the film, as well as the two girls that Alex picks up in the record shop and has a consensual threesome with. In the movie they are supposed to be around the same age as Alex and his droogs, 17-19 years old, but in the the book, they are ten years old. In the case of the girls in the record shop, [[spoiler: Alex gets them drunk and rapes them.]]

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* AgeLift: All of the youths are aged up. Alex is 15 at the start of the book (in book, while in the film, he's 17). In the film, he's 17 and being played by 27-year-old Malcolm [=McDowell=], though [[DawsonCasting he's supposed to still be of school age]].
** A mention should go the he girl that Billy-boy and his gang were about to rape at the beginning of the film, as well as the two girls that Alex picks up in the record shop and has
a consensual threesome with. In the movie they 27-year-old. The young female parts are supposed also aged up from underage children to be around the same age as Alex and his droogs, 17-19 years old, but in the the book, they are ten years old. In the case of the girls in the record shop, [[spoiler: Alex gets them drunk and rapes them.]]Alex's age.



* BlatantLies: When Alex breaks into the Cat Lady's house in the film, his excuse for being there is that he is taking part in a contest to see which school can sell the most magazines.

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* BlatantLies: When Alex breaks into the Cat Lady's house in the film, his excuse for being there is Alex's parents lamely claim that Alex's pet snake Basil "had... like... an accident" and died while he is taking part in a contest to see which school can sell the most magazines.was away. They clearly just got rid of it.



** The story is ultimately a tremendous, social ordeal with plenty of heinous and/or pointless crimes committed by both Alex and the government, but it all ends in a chirpy note with Creator/GeneKelly's original, uplifting version of ''Singing in the Rain''.

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** The story is ultimately a tremendous, social ordeal with plenty of heinous and/or pointless crimes committed by both Alex and the government, but it all ends in a chirpy note with Creator/GeneKelly's original, uplifting version of ''Singing "Singing in the Rain''.Rain."



* SinisterSwitchblade: Alex's rival Billy-boy has a switchblade in both the book and the film(the narration of the former calls it a "long flick-type").

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* SinisterSwitchblade: Alex's rival Billy-boy has flicks open a switchblade in both the book and the film(the narration of the former calls it a "long flick-type").before their gang brawl.



* SleazyPolitician: The minister of the Interior, outwardly tough on crime, [[spoiler: allies with Alex -an unrepentant sociopath and murderer- because he can spin his story in favour of TheGovernment]]. Additionally he's also a key figure of an implied Government that sends its political adversaries to prison.

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* SleazyPolitician: The minister of the Interior, outwardly tough on crime, [[spoiler: allies with Alex -an unrepentant sociopath and murderer- because he can spin his story in favour of TheGovernment]].the government]]. Additionally he's also a key figure of an implied Government that sends its political adversaries to prison.



* ThemeNaming: The Droogs are all named after Russian kings: George, Dimitri, Peter and Alexander.

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* ThemeNaming: The Droogs are all named after Russian kings: George, Dimitri, Peter and Alexander. This goes along with their Russian-themed slang.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The film takes place in the near future. If the '95 model car is anything to go by, it is supposed to be in the mid-nineties at the earliest.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The film takes place in the near future. If the '95 model car is anything to go by, it is supposed to be in the mid-nineties mid-1990s at the earliest.



* VillainProtagonist: Alex is a murderer, a rapist, and a thug utterly remorseless about his crimes until the government robs him of his freedom of choice.

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* VillainProtagonist: A complicated example, given that the viewer is inclined to view Alex is a murderer, a rapist, as the villain of the film, and is certainly a thug utterly remorseless about his crimes until psychopath, yet the government robs him film's real criticism is saved for the government's bungled handling of his freedom of choice.him.



* {{Zeerust}}: It kind of looks like the future, and it kind of looks like a really freaky 1970s. Alex plays his music on what is clearly a minicassette.

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* {{Zeerust}}: It kind A 1970s version of looks like the future, with strange fashions, lots of ominous Brutalist architecture, a plastic-looking sports car, and it kind of looks like a really freaky 1970s. Alex plays his music on what is clearly a minicassette.played from minicassettes.
10th Apr '18 11:15:44 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* BourgeoisBohemian: Alex is middle-class in upbringing, and he likes classical music and other stuff but he's also a vicious gang-leader who sports as a bad boy, and who enforces his authority over his droogs who are coded as being LowerClassLout next to their WickedCultured leader. Fittingly enough, when the droogs get old enough to find jobs, they become cops while Alex becomes a kind of media celebrity and accomplice and partner to the government.
11th Mar '18 7:21:29 AM Joker23
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* CoolHat: Alex and his Droogs share a diverse set of hats between each other: Alex and Georgie wear bowler hats, Dim has a top hat, and Pete sports a flat cap. Some of the films during the Ludivico treatment show similar gangsters with an even wider variety of hats.

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* CoolHat: Alex and his Droogs share a diverse set of hats between each other: Alex and Georgie Dim wear bowler hats, Dim Georgie has a top hat, and Pete sports a flat cap. Some of the films during the Ludivico treatment show similar gangsters with an even wider variety of hats.
3rd Mar '18 12:39:18 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* SceneryDissonnance: Type 1. A lot of the ultraviolence in the film takes place in picturesque surroundings: the abandoned casino, the writer's modernist house, the cat-lady's art gallery...

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* SceneryDissonnance: SceneryDissonance: Type 1. A lot of the ultraviolence in the film takes place in picturesque surroundings: the abandoned casino, the writer's modernist house, the cat-lady's art gallery...
3rd Mar '18 9:06:09 AM Ithilgore
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* AintTooProudToBeg: Upon realizing what the treatment is doing to him, Alex yells and begs for the doctors to stop the therapy, to no avail.
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