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A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange was a tale of Alex and his Droogs getting up to all kinds of teenage kicks. Sex, drugs and ultra violence. The characters regularly partook in dressing up in the height of teenage fashion and listening to Beethoven whilst indulging in all sorts of real horrorshow antics. A Clockwork Orange was a film by Stanley Kubrick based on the book by Anthony Burgess of the same name and spawned a host of Droog lookalikes on the streets of Britain post Skinhead in the early 1970's


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A Clockwork Orange Last post by zabadak
29 August 2017

Do You Remember A Clockwork Orange?

Do You Remember A Clockwork Orange?

  • Anonymous user
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    The film starred Malcolm McDowell as gang leader Alex, with an early appearance by Warren Clarke as the brainless, ox-like 'Dim'. Burgess's novel was written in 'Nadsat', a teenage street-argot of the future. Based on Slav, Nadsat also conatins elements of Old English, Romany, Welsh, Cockney rhyming-slang and baby-talk. After Alex's gang is caught burgling an old lady's home, he expects to spend years in a young offenders institution. But then he is offered the chance of early release if he takes part in the pioneering 'Ordovice's Technique', a social science experiment designed to stop youngsters re-offending. Alex agrees, thinking that it's an easy way out- but he's terribly, tragically wrong.... Kubrick banned the film following a series of murders and attacks by young thugs who copied Droog fashion and Nadsat language, and it was only released again following his death in 1999. A stage version was also produced in London's West End, with Phil Daniels (who else?) taking the role of Alex.
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    Beethoven would turn in his grave if knew his music was used in such a film.