Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Clockwork Orange: Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish :: essays research papers

A Clockwork Orange Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish     A Clockwork Orange received critical acclaim, make more than thirtymillion dollars at the box office, and was nominated for various awards however,this esteemed film was outlawed from the nation of Great Britain in order to correspond its immoral content from permeating society. Before all the controversybegan, A Clockwork Orange was a novel, written mostly in Russian, by AnthonyBurgess. Stanley Kubrick is known to critics as a film maker who probes thedark side of human psyche. Kubrick has also directed films such as Dr.Strangelove, The Shining, and Full Metal Jacket. In each of these movies the earshot delves into the evil side of the main char cloaker. Great Britain had thisfilm removed from theaters across the country because the government justlyillustrated there was a connection between the movies written violence and anincreased crime rate.     In Clockwork . . . , there are unquestio nably violent and graphicactions. Multiple beatings, a rape, and a murder are performed by the leadcharacters. These crimes are drug induced. Before going out, the gang goes tothe "milk bar" for some "milk plus" which is riddled with amphetamines. Thefirst violent act came not more than ten minutes into the movie. It was whenthe boys, led by Alex, beat a helpless wino that asked them for some change. Thegang then strode away as if nix occurred. They struck him repeatedly withcanes and they kicked him a few times to the job. Next, the boys went to see arival gang. This other group was in the middle of raping a woman when Alex and union came in and intervened. They proceeded to beat the other gang membersto a pulp. Then, they went to the house of a generator, to burglarize it. Whilethere, they brutalized the writer and his wife. Alex raped the wife in front ofthe writer and then started to sing "Singn in the Rain" as he pummeled the oldman. Alexs final act of violence came at the house of a rich health spa owner.The gang went there with the intent of robbing the place, but the woman wholived there was alert to the scheme and called the police. She attacked Alexand he def stop himself with a sculpture of male genitalia. The fight endedwhen Alex crammed the statue in the mouth of the victim, and killed her. Thesewere some of the more graphic scenes, which aided Britains decision to ban thefilm.     Incidents from this film triggered an onslaught of violent crimes across

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