History Film / AClockWorkOrange

19th Sep '16 8:27:51 PM Saveelich
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''A Clockwork Orange'' is a 1971 film by Creator/StanleyKubrick based on [[Literature/AClockworkOrange a 1962 novella]] by Creator/AnthonyBurgess. In a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopic]] future where [[TeenageWasteland street crime is rampant and youths are uncontrollable]], teenage sociopath Alex [=DeLarge=] (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell) and his "Droogs" [[TeensAreMonsters prowl the night spreading terror and destruction wherever they go]]. By daybreak, Alex returns home to his [[AdultsAreUseless vapid parents]], who turn a blind eye to his activities, and enjoys his second favorite thing in the world: classical music. On one particular night, his gang brutalizes some people they find on the street, then steal a sports car and drive out to an isolated mansion to torture and rape the resident couple. They finish the night off at their local watering hole, where they sip milk laced with narcotics.

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''A Clockwork Orange'' is a 1971 film by Creator/StanleyKubrick based on [[Literature/AClockworkOrange a the eponymous 1962 novella]] by Creator/AnthonyBurgess. In a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopic]] future where [[TeenageWasteland street crime is rampant and youths are uncontrollable]], teenage sociopath Alex [=DeLarge=] (Creator/MalcolmMcDowell) and his "Droogs" [[TeensAreMonsters prowl the night spreading terror and destruction wherever they go]]. By daybreak, Alex returns home to his [[AdultsAreUseless vapid parents]], who turn a blind eye to his activities, and enjoys his second favorite thing in the world: classical music. On one particular night, his gang brutalizes some people they find on the street, then steal a sports car and drive out to an isolated mansion to torture and rape the resident couple. They finish the night off at their local watering hole, where they sip milk laced with narcotics.
30th Aug '16 1:21:47 PM TrollBrutal
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* PhotoOpWithTheDog: The last scene with the press photo shoot at the h*ospital.

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* PhotoOpWithTheDog: The last scene with the press photo shoot at the h*ospital.hospital. The Minister arrives to have a well publicized chat with the now victimized Alex.
30th Aug '16 1:19:59 PM TrollBrutal
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the middle of the treatment, Alex starts to put on his fake, harmless and meek façade. The doctors are not fooled by it, and one points out that the false smile, the rubbed hands of hypocrisy, the fawning, greased, and the obsequious leer are some vices that prison taught him or polished.



* PhotoOpWithTheDog: The last scene with the press photo shoot at the hospital.
* PlayingSick: Alex easily avoids school and fools his parents by feigning a pain in the ''gulliver'' so he can fully commit to his nocturnal activities.

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* PhotoOpWithTheDog: The last scene with the press photo shoot at the hospital.
h*ospital.
* PlayingSick: PlayingSick:
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Alex easily avoids school and fools his parents by feigning a pain in the ''gulliver'' so he can fully commit to his nocturnal activities.activities.
** Inverted later in the middle of the treatment. Alex starts to put on his fake, harmless and meek façade and pretends to be sane and cured. The doctors are not fooled by the act.
30th Aug '16 1:03:13 PM TrollBrutal
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: In the middle of the treatment, Alex starts to put on his fake, harmless and meek façade. The doctors are not fooled by it, and one points out that the false smile, the rubbed hands of hypocrisy, the fawning, greased, and the obsequious leer are some vices that prison taught him or polished.
30th Aug '16 12:51:14 PM TrollBrutal
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* TheFilmOfTheBook: An interesting example. Anthony Burgess's novel included a closing chapter in which Alex matures and grows out of his sociopathy. However, the American edition of the novel did not include that chapter, and that version is what Kubrick filmed.

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: An interesting example. Anthony Burgess's novel included a closing chapter in which Alex matures and grows out of his sociopathy. However, the American edition of the novel did not include that chapter, and that version is what Kubrick filmed. Most peculiar considering that Kubrick had already moved to England - where the novel was first printed - and lived there for more years than in his native America.
30th Aug '16 10:31:27 AM TrollBrutal
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* AssholeVictim: The rival gang Alex and his droogs fight. Also, Alex himself deserved every second of suffering he endured and more for his deeds; see KarmaHoudiniWarranty.
30th Aug '16 9:59:07 AM Tinandel_1
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** The priest is portrayed as naive, [[JustForPun preachy,]] and a possible molester based on his talk of 'urges' and how touchy he gets with Alex. However, he is also the only person at the Ludovico Technique demonstration who raises any kind of complaint or objection as to its morality.
29th Aug '16 2:06:03 AM Farnham
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* TheBadGuysAreCops: Alex's ex-droogs Dim and Georgie, who are just as brutal and sadistic as cops as they were as gang members, except now they get paid for it and they get to inflict their brutality behind the veneer of the law. And it's implied that this is becoming an increasing occurrence in the police force in general.
20th Jul '16 6:30:59 PM annette12
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* AssholeVictim: The rival gang Alex and his droogs fight. Also, Alex himself deserved every second of suffering he endured and more for his deeds; see KarmaHoudini.

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* AssholeVictim: The rival gang Alex and his droogs fight. Also, Alex himself deserved every second of suffering he endured and more for his deeds; see KarmaHoudini.KarmaHoudiniWarranty.
20th Jul '16 6:27:49 PM annette12
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: [[WickedCultured Alex]] is melancholic, [[TheDragon Georgie]] is choleric, Pete is phlegmatic, and [[DumbMuscle Dim]] is Sanguine

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: [[WickedCultured Alex]] is melancholic, [[TheDragon Georgie]] is choleric, Pete is phlegmatic, and [[DumbMuscle Dim]] is SanguineSanguine.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Alex himself is this to the droogs.
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