Episode 107. Ultraviolence: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Time to take a break from the ol’ Ludwig Van and join us at the Korova Milkbar for a trip into the near dystopian future of A Clockwork Orange. From our Pavlovian responses, to patient care and British Literature, we’ll slooshy what Kubrick’s film has to offer. 


A Clockwork Orange. Dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1971.


The Angry Young Men Movement. An overview of the literary movement that shocked a nation in the late 1950s. 
Commedia Dell’Arte: An Actor’s Handbook. An in-depth look at the Italian theatre practice and all the characters within it, including the Alex reminiscent Il Capitano. 
Stanley Strangelove. The seminal pearl-clutcher by Pauline Kael for the New Yorker in 1972.


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3 thoughts on “Episode 107. Ultraviolence: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

  1. Mack says:

    Did you know there is aa porn version of A Clockwork Orange. The title is Clockwork Orgy. I haven’t seen it for a while — though I think I have a copy somewhere — but as I recall it sort of follows the plot of A Clockwork Orange. It opens in the Korova Milk Bar with Alex and her droogs posed like Alex and his droogs. The old bum gets a very different treatment than a stomping. The ending is straight out of the Kubrick film with a politician feeding Alex in the hospital then posing for the camera with a big thumbs up.

  2. This was a different episode which I greatly appreciated. I am a bit squeamish around violence but gave this a “go.” It was worth the effort but your dialogue brought a deeper understanding of the work. I have to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for adding a “BLADE” episode next month (with “Constantine” – great pairing). My gratitude for what I consider the greatest podcast in North America!

  3. FictionIsntReal says:

    On the subject of Pauline Kael’s review, it’s worth reading Andrew Sarris’ response to that (as well as contemporary criticism of other controversial movies of the time):

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