History Headscratchers / AClockWorkOrange

8th Nov '15 11:26:59 AM Lightice
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*** Norway and other countries following this method of justice system have far lower crime rates and fewer relapsed criminals than the ones that employ more draconian systems, as they focus on rehabilitating prisoners over punishing them. Although the actual time they spend in prison may seem short, they do continue their lives on various degrees of controlled parole long after, and will be sent back with extreme prejudice if they succumb to their old lifestyle, again.
8th Sep '15 3:04:38 PM Bense
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* Ok when I was around 17 or 18 my family forbids me from seeing the movie because "It promotes rape and violence" wheras I only watched it because The Simpsons makes fun of it alot and it's a classic... were my dad and stepmother in the wrong for thinking it promotes rape?
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* Ok when I was around 17 or 18 my family forbids me from seeing the movie because "It promotes rape and violence" wheras I only watched it because The Simpsons makes fun of it alot and it's a classic... were my dad and stepmother in the wrong for thinking it promotes rape?rape? ** Maybe, maybe not. The point of the movie/book isn't to glamorize violence or rape, but it does show Alex enjoying violence and rape, and though he does suffer during the story, at the end he seems perfectly ready to go and enjoy more violence and rape. You can view him as a KarmaHoudini. Kubrick pulled the movie from distribution in England after there were some copycat crimes, so at least some people thought Alex and his lifestyle was pretty cool and worth emulating.
25th Aug '15 11:04:04 PM Technomaru
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*** An orange is useless to eat if it's made of clockwork, a person is useless if they can't choose.
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*** An orange is useless to eat if it's made of clockwork, a person is useless if they can't choose.choose. * Ok when I was around 17 or 18 my family forbids me from seeing the movie because "It promotes rape and violence" wheras I only watched it because The Simpsons makes fun of it alot and it's a classic... were my dad and stepmother in the wrong for thinking it promotes rape?
2nd Jul '15 12:08:00 AM CharlesPhipps
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*** Alex also asks if the government vecks are trying to turn him into one after the Ludovico treatment.
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*** Alex also asks if the government vecks are trying to turn him into one after the Ludovico treatment.treatment. *** An orange is useless to eat if it's made of clockwork, a person is useless if they can't choose.
15th Jun '15 3:17:15 PM tropelion
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*** On a side note; if cases like Arnfinn's are true, then Norway and a lot of other countries need to re-think their justice systems.
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*** On a side note; if cases like Arnfinn's are true, then the government of Norway and a lot of other countries need to re-think their justice systems.
15th Jun '15 3:16:29 PM tropelion
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*** On a side note; if cases like Arnfinn's are true, then Norway and a lot of other countries need to re-think their justice systems.
28th Sep '14 3:25:45 AM jwm
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** Sentences in much of Europe are much shorter than in the united states. For instance Arnfinn Nesset confessed to the murder of 27 people and is suspected of killing at least 138 people total and was sentenced to 21 years in prison, which was the maximum punishment allowed for _any_ crime in norway. He was even released after 12 years for good behavior.
19th Feb '14 10:29:09 PM olimcr
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** But the cat lady already told the cops on the phone that it was similar to the earlier break in.
12th Feb '14 7:04:05 PM AP
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** I believe the movie also mentions it's a new treatment.
12th Feb '14 6:58:20 PM AP
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** Remember, Alex ended up sneaking into the Cat Lady's house after the car accident ruse failed. Since the Cat Lady was killed and thus unable to testify to anything and there was obvious evidence Alex snuck in, there would be no way of them knowing Alex tried the ruse unless he told them for whatever reason. From a police standpoint, it was a simple case of a guy breaking in and killed someone.
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