History Trivia / AClockWorkOrange

16th Jan '17 6:43:09 AM 06tele
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* NoStuntDouble: Adrienne Corri as Mrs Alexander was cast after two actresses had already withdrawn from the role, because she was willing to spend hours naked on set balanced on Warren Clarke's shoulder while Kubrick decided which shot he liked the best. According to Malcolm McDowell, before they shot the scene, she joked "Well, Malcolm, you're about to find out that I'm a real redhead."

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* NoStuntDouble: Adrienne Corri as Mrs Alexander was cast after two actresses had already withdrawn from the role, because she was willing to spend hours naked on set balanced on Warren Clarke's shoulder while Kubrick decided which shot he liked the best. According to Malcolm McDowell, [=McDowell=], before they shot the scene, she joked "Well, Malcolm, you're about to find out that I'm a real redhead."
16th Jan '17 6:41:56 AM 06tele
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* NoStuntDouble: Adrienne Corri as Mrs Alexander was cast after two actresses had already withdrawn from the role, because she was willing to spend hours naked on set balanced on Warren Clarke's shoulder while Kubrick decided which shot he liked the best. According to Malcolm McDowell, before they shot the scene, she joked "Well, Malcolm, you're about to find out that I'm a real redhead."
16th Dec '16 4:38:36 PM DeadlyAssassin
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Julian, Mr Alexander's nurse/protection, is played by a young weightlifter and wrestler named David Prowse. After seeing the movie, George Lucas was so impressed with his size that he offered him the part of [[{{Film/StarWars}} Darth Vader]].
13th Nov '16 1:17:42 PM Aurelian
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* CreatorBacklash: In an introduction to a later edition of the book, the author called it "pornographic" and an "embarrassment." He considers its main entertainment value to be from "raping and [[{{gorn}} ripping]]."

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* CreatorBacklash: In an introduction to a later edition of the book, the author called it "pornographic" and an "embarrassment." He considers its main entertainment value to be from "raping and [[{{gorn}} ripping]]."" Elsewhere, he reflected that he "should not have written this book" due to the dangers of it being misinterpretated. He was also peeved that it was his most famous work, when he felt he had written better books, and that the wider public only knew him as the man who wrote the book upon which Stanley Kubrick's ''A Clockwork Orange'' was based.



* CreatorBacklash: The film was the subject of much media hype linking it to violent crimes. After Creator/StanleyKubrick received death threats, along with hearing of the news of two copycat crimes involving the rape of a Dutch girl in the hands of men singing "Singin' in the Rain" and the beating of a 16 year old boy who, while dressed as Alex, beat another boy, he withdrew the film from screening in the UK, even suing arthouse theatres that tried to show it. The ban was only lifted after Kubrick's death.

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The film was the subject of much media hype linking it to violent crimes. After Creator/StanleyKubrick received death threats, along with hearing of the news of two copycat crimes involving the rape of a Dutch girl in the hands of men singing "Singin' in the Rain" and the beating of a 16 year old boy who, while dressed as Alex, beat another boy, he withdrew the film from screening in the UK, even suing arthouse theatres that tried to show it. The ban was only lifted after Kubrick's death.death.
** Anthony Burgess himself was critical of the film, for what he saw as its glorification of sex and violence. He was unhappy that Kubrick omitted the book's final chapter (as had the first American edition of the book), which gave Alex some redemption, wanting to give up his old violent ways and looking forward to having a wife and a son, whom he hopes does not turn out like him. The fact that he had sold the film rights for a pittance and stood to gain nothing from the film's success probably didn't warm him to it much either.
2nd Oct '16 9:23:17 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Alex scams his way into the couple's house by telling her there was a car accident and he needs to use the phone. Nowadays it's 99% certain he would have had a mobile.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: TechnologyMarchesOn:
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Alex scams his way into the couple's house by telling her there was a car accident and he needs to use the phone. Nowadays it's 99% certain he would have had a mobile.to explain why he didn't use his mobile phone.
2nd Oct '16 9:21:10 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ApprovalOfGod: Inverted; Creator/GeneKelly reportedly did not like the film's take on "Singin' on the Rain" so much that when he met Creator/MalcolmMcDowell at a party some years later, Kelly turned and walked away in disgust, but mostly because Creator/StanleyKubrick went cheap, didn't keep his word and never actually payed Kelly for the song.
1st Oct '16 11:05:03 AM Temmere
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* ActorInspiredElement: When Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, a cricket fan, came in for a costume fitting with his gear, including protective cup, Creator/StanleyKubrick told him to keep them out and incorporate his white shirt and cup into the costume. When McDowell started to dress by putting the jockstrap under his pants, Kubrick told him it would look better over his trousers instead, and the look made it into the final movie.

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* ActorInspiredElement: When Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, a cricket fan, came in for a costume fitting with his gear, including protective cup, Creator/StanleyKubrick told him to keep them out and incorporate his white shirt and cup into the costume. When McDowell [=McDowell=] started to dress by putting the jockstrap under his pants, Kubrick told him it would look better over his trousers instead, and the look made it into the final movie.



* EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/MalcolmMcDowell had actually scratched his cornea during filming, and thus the man with the eye drops during the Ludovico Technique was an actual medical practitioner. McDowell developed a lasting hatred for eye-drops from filming this scene. Years later, he had to get surgery on his eyes because the retinas were detaching. He believes the two events are related.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/MalcolmMcDowell had actually scratched his cornea during filming, and thus the man with the eye drops during the Ludovico Technique was an actual medical practitioner. McDowell [=McDowell=] developed a lasting hatred for eye-drops from filming this scene. Years later, he had to get surgery on his eyes because the retinas were detaching. He believes the two events are related.



* FatalMethodActing: Averted. It is often claimed that Creator/MalcolmMcDowell nearly drowned when his breathing apparatus failed during filming of the waterboarding scene. This is not true. Daily records indicate that the scene was filmed in repeated takes with no stoppage from equipment failure. McDowell has never reported a near drowning, while he does report many similar close calls in other scenes.

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* FatalMethodActing: Averted. It is often claimed that Creator/MalcolmMcDowell nearly drowned when his breathing apparatus failed during filming of the waterboarding scene. This is not true. Daily records indicate that the scene was filmed in repeated takes with no stoppage from equipment failure. McDowell [=McDowell=] has never reported a near drowning, while he does report many similar close calls in other scenes.
17th Sep '16 2:57:19 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #70

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #70
31st Aug '16 6:45:40 PM DustSnitch
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* FromEntertainmentToEducation: At least one math tutor, who was a criminology teacher in a Hadera, Israel high school would show his students ''A Clockwork Orange'' in a show of interdisciplinary instruction.
8th Aug '16 7:06:36 PM erics
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Julian, Mr Alexander's nurse/protection, is played by a young weightlifter and wrestler named David Prowse. After seeing the movie, George Lucas was so impressed with his size that he offered him the part of [[{{Film/StarWars}} Darth Vader]].
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