A Clockwork Orange - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 3 pages of information about A Clockwork Orange.
This section contains 708 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the A Clockwork Orange Encyclopedia Article

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange is one of the finest sociological and science fiction films ever made. With its highly stylized and often comic violence, its over-the-top set decoration, and its unlikeable protagonist, the film has exerted a wide-ranging influence on popular culture. Opening in New York on December 20, 1971, to mostly ecstatic praise, A Clockwork Orange immediately revolutionized the science fiction film by opening the way for more elaborate dystopian narratives and intelligent cinematic analyses of social dilemmas.

Based on Anthony Burgess's 1966 novel of the same name, A Clockwork Orange tells the story of Alex (Malcolm McDowell), a brilliant young thug whose thirst for violence, rape, and aggression lands him in prison. To free himself from prison, he must submit to a perverse behavior modification technique that strips him of his free will. Director Stanley Kubrick's portrayal of conditioned-reflex therapy, behavioral psychology, and systematized and bureaucratic...

(read more)

This section contains 708 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the A Clockwork Orange Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Gale
A Clockwork Orange from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.