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A Clockwork Orange

Opening lines-

“There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.”

“A Clockwork Orange” is a once in a lifetime movie. Based on a book of the same name, its based on a futuristic, lawless England, where gangs of young men go around spreading havoc. The narrator Alex De Large is the leader of one such group. His passions include ultra violence, sex and Beethoven. But crime ofcourse never pays, and he has to suffer for his misdeeds, even when he’s apparently become a better man after being jailed.
An interesting question is put up towards the end of the film. Can crime be stopped involuntarily, without reforming a person? To stifle a man’s thoughts and actions, just to make him acceptable to the society, isn’t that a crime itself? Humans are ofcourse humans, and not clockwork.

And oh my brothers! I cannot tell thee more. You shall have to watch it with your own two eyes. Yes my brothers?