A Clockwork Orange (film)
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel of the same name. It employs disturbing, violent images to comment on psychiatry, juvenile delinquency, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian near-future Britain.
About A Clockwork Orange (film) in brief
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel of the same name. It employs disturbing, violent images to comment on psychiatry, juvenile delinquency, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian near-future Britain. The central character, Alex DeLarge, is a charismatic, antisocial delinquent whose interests include classical music and rape. The film chronicles the horrific crime spree of his gang, his capture, and attempted rehabilitation via an experimental psychological conditioning technique promoted by the Minister of the Interior. Alex narrates most of the film in Nadsat, a fractured adolescent slang composed of Slavic, English, and Cockney rhyming slang. Alex wakes up in a hospital with broken bones and finds that he no longer has aversions to violence and sex and that he has been given a new lease of life. He is sentenced to 14 years in prison. Two years into the sentence, Alex eagerly takes up an offer to be a test subject for the Minister’s new Ludovico technique, an experimental aversion therapy for rehabilitating criminals within two weeks. Alex becomes nauseated by the films and, fearing the technique will make him sick upon hearing Beethoven, begs for an end to the treatment. Alex is let out as a free man, only to find that the police have sold his possessions as compensation to his victims and his parents have let out his room. Alex encounters an elderly vagrant whom he attacked years earlier, and the vagrant and his friends attack him.
They drive him to the countryside, beat him up, and nearly drown him before abandoning him. Alex barely makes it to the doorstep of a nearby home before collapsing. He wakes up to find himself in the home of Mr Alexander, where he is being cared for by Alexander’s manservant, Julian. While bathing, Alex breaks into ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, causing Alexander to realise that Alex was the person who assaulted his wife and locks him in an upstairs bedroom. Unable to withstand the sickening pain, Alex attempts suicide by throwing himself out the window. The Minister arrives and apologises to Alex and offers to take care of Alex and get him a job in his public relations campaign. He brings a stereo stereo in to play a sign of good will and counter-offensive to the public relations system. Alex apologises for his actions and the Minister brings him a stereo to play in a public meeting to counter offensive public relations and counter public relations. Alex’s former droogs, Dim and Georgie, are shocked to find they are his former friends and drive him out of the country. The next day, while truant from school, Alex is approached by his probation officer, PR Deltoid, who is aware of Alex’s activities and cautions him. Alex’s droogs express discontent with petty crime and want more equality and high-yield thefts, but Alex asserts his authority by attacking them. Alex invades a wealthy cat-lady and bludgeons her with a phallic sculpture.