History Film / AClockWorkOrange

12th Dec '17 11:42:36 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Brainwashed}} Alex is strapped down and forced to watch violent scenes while a drug that induces nausea is pumped into him to make him feel repulsion for violence. And sex. And Beethoven's music (because the film included it in the background).

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* {{Brainwashed}} {{Brainwashed}}: Alex is strapped down and forced to watch violent scenes while a drug that induces nausea is pumped into him to make him feel repulsion for violence. And sex. And Beethoven's music (because the film included it in the background).



* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: The Tagline:
-->Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven.
7th Dec '17 7:09:28 PM WaterBlap
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* BiblePunk: In prison, Alex fantasises about taking part in Old Testament battles, being a Roman soldier torturing Jesus and coming home to a harem of exotic women.
16th Oct '17 10:54:18 AM Saveelich
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Alex is a rapist and psychopath overall, but he's disgusted when his beloved Beethoven music is used over clips of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Alex is a rapist and psychopath sociopath overall, but he's thoroughly disgusted when his beloved Beethoven music is used over clips of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
16th Oct '17 10:51:47 AM Saveelich
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Alex is a rapist and psychopath overall, but he's disgusted when his beloved Beethoven music is used over clips of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany.
9th Oct '17 1:00:23 AM Schitzo
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*TethercatPrinciple: The more heinous antics of Alex and his droogs are depicted in lengthy detail, and are abruptly cut away from mid progress. One example would be the droogs beating on the homeless man, with the lashings and the tramp's screams going along at a steady pace with no signs of stopping or slowing down.
7th Oct '17 3:48:31 PM RedScharlach
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Infamously, the film cuts out the epilogue that was present in the original version of the story [[ExecutiveMeddling due to it being removed from many editions of the book in its early international release]]. It involved major CharacterDevelopment and something resembling a HappyEnding for Alex. Though Burgess apparently contacted Kubrick towards the end of production, the director preferred the ending that he had left planned, claiming the original diluted the message in the story. Burgess remains unhappy about the film adapation, and later re-released the novel with added commentary about its hermeneutics.

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Infamously, the film cuts out the epilogue that was present in the original version of the story [[ExecutiveMeddling due to it being removed from many editions of the book in its early international release]]. It involved major CharacterDevelopment and something resembling a HappyEnding for Alex. Though Burgess apparently contacted Kubrick towards the end of production, the director preferred the ending that he had left planned, claiming the original diluted the message in the story. Burgess remains remained unhappy about the film adapation, adaptation, and later re-released the novel with added commentary about its hermeneutics.



* AdaptationalConsent: In the book, Alex lures two ten-year-old girls to his flat and proceeds to drug and rape them, whereas in the film this is changed to Alex having consensual sex with two teenage girls around his age. This was probably because even Creator/StanleyKubrick didn't think he could get away with depicting the scene as it appeared in the books on screen.

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* AdaptationalConsent: In the book, Alex lures two ten-year-old girls to his flat and proceeds to drug and rape them, whereas in the film this is changed to Alex having consensual sex with two teenage girls around his age. This was probably because even Creator/StanleyKubrick didn't think he could get away with depicting the scene as it appeared in the books book on screen.



* DayOfTheJackboot: Seems to be happening with the new government ushering in totalitarianism. The Minister muses that they're going to need prison space "for poltical offenders", the writer specifically mentions the government becoming totalitarian, and at the end the writer has become a political prisoner.

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* DayOfTheJackboot: Seems to be happening with the new government ushering in totalitarianism. The Minister muses that they're going to need prison space "for poltical political offenders", the writer specifically mentions the government becoming totalitarian, and at the end the writer has become a political prisoner.



* DownerEnding: The film controversially removed the some might say vital last chapter of the novel, altering the message of the entire work substantially. In the novel, Alex voluntarily relinquishes his former life of ultraviolence and rape after having the effects of the brainwashing "Ludovico technique" reversed, and hence having his ability to act as an autonomous moral agent restored. In the film, he is implied to have simply returned to his previous vicious and amoral state, with the chilling final words ''"I was cured, alright"''.

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* DownerEnding: The film controversially removed the some might say vital last chapter of the novel, altering the message of the entire work substantially. In the novel, Alex voluntarily relinquishes his former life of ultraviolence and rape after having the effects of the brainwashing "Ludovico technique" reversed, and hence having his ability to act as an autonomous moral agent restored. In the film, he is implied to have simply returned to his previous vicious and amoral state, with the chilling final words ''"I was cured, alright"''.all right"''.



** The story is ultimately a tremendous, social ordeal with plenty of heinous and/or pointless crimes commited 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 commited 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''.



* PowerWalk: Occurs near a lake, which gets interrupted by Alex disciplining his droogs.

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* PowerWalk: Occurs near a lake, which and gets interrupted by Alex disciplining his droogs.



*** In the same scene, Music/PinkFloyd[='s=] Atom Heart Mother album can be seen. It's also a bit of an allusion to the scuffle between Stanley Kubrick and the band, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen since they wanted to create an album that sampled bits and pieces of sounds from ''2001'' and he wanted to sample bits of their music in his films, but they both refused each other's offers]].

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*** In the same scene, Music/PinkFloyd[='s=] Atom ''Atom Heart Mother Mother'' album can be seen. It's also a bit of an allusion to the scuffle between Stanley Kubrick and the band, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen since they wanted to create an album that sampled bits and pieces of sounds from ''2001'' and he wanted to sample bits of their music in his films, but they both refused each other's offers]].



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''O Lucky Man! (1973)'', starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, bears numerous references to this film: The fact that the main character was reformed in prison and turned into a "good man", he undergoes medical experiments complete with crazy headgear, also he gets beaten by a mob of homeless people when showing goodwill.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''O Lucky Man! (1973)'', starring Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, bears features numerous references to this film: The fact that the main character was reformed in prison and turned into a "good man", he undergoes medical experiments complete with crazy headgear, also he gets beaten by a mob of homeless people when showing goodwill.



* 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-ninties at the earliest.

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



* {{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 minicassete.

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* {{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 minicassete.minicassette.
6th Oct '17 1:23:29 PM TrollBrutal
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* BigBad: Alex [=DeLarge=].
26th Sep '17 3:52:25 PM JulianLapostat
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* HumansAreBastards: Alex is psychopathic criminal rapist and the government is willing to do anything to take away peoples choice.
26th Sep '17 1:53:46 PM DustSnitch
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* TheVoiceless: Pete has no real lines and is basically just a passive observer during the intra-gang dispute.
21st Sep '17 10:37:09 PM JulianLapostat
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* BrokenAesop: The film's message is broadly that it's wrong to rob the free will of any man, even the most evil, and that society in the pursuit of justice and/or revenge can lead victims to potentially become as bad as their oppressors and start a ChainOfHarm. The point falls flat for the following reasons:

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* BrokenAesop: The film's message is broadly that it's wrong to rob the free will of any man, even the most evil, and that society in the pursuit of justice and/or revenge can lead victims to potentially become as bad as their oppressors and start a ChainOfHarm.TheChainOfHarm. The point falls flat for the following reasons:
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