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Alex, violent criminal that he is, passes through four stages - or, since he's a music lover, we might consider the book … They give him a comfortable life and room to do his evil activities, and he doesn't tell the world about the Treatment. I'd never heard Burgess's claim that the final, tacked-on chapter was necessary to demonstrate the character growth intrinsic to a good novel, but I call BS on that. So he thinks that last chapter is needed. A Clockwork Orange isn't one of those books with a sympathetic narrator. When he imagine a girl doing sex with him. Great comment, thank you so much, and I've never heard that quote from James M. Cain, but I love it! A Clockwork Orange Resucked I first published the novella A Clockwork Orange in 1962, which ought to be far enough in the past for it to be erased from the world's literary memory. You've Had Your Time: Being the Second Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess is an amazing book. One implication of the "happy" ending seems to be that Alex simply grew out of his sadistic, sociopathic ways: Droogs will be droogs. Stanley Kubrick's film isn't as faithful to Anthony Burgess' novel as we first thought. With the idea of A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess was (among other things) attempting to make a definitive statement about the human moral condition. They seal the deal when Alex lets the Governor feed him. The film is a visceral and blackly cynical satire. It is set in a dismal dystopian England and presents a first-person account of a juvenile delinquent who undergoes state-sponsored … 1971 full ending and credits of "A Clockwork Orange" filmed in the cinema. I think it may be the other way around. The original American publication of A Clockwork Orange also excluded this chapter, in which Alex is growing out of his taste for violence and looking forward to a future with a wife and son, whom he does not want to turn out like Alex himself. His books have been published all over the world and include A Clockwork Orange, The Clockwork Testament, Inside Mr Enderby, Enderby's Dark Lady, Earthly Powers, Abba Abba and The End … Unlike many films made these days, the violence … No God = no meaning but what delusions we dabble in. And the other reason I prefer the movie ending to the book ending is the message it communicates. @Josh - that's an interesting angle! Lots of things to think about. In the novel, I felt that Alex was a smart lad, who just used his brains for the wrong kicks. Intresting article. Usually they will realize they went wrong and try to make up for it themselves, which means so much more than just behaving well because you'll puke everywhere if you don't. >!Twas the butler!<. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 23382 on r2-app-0d385b4c3ab8950bb at 2020-12-24 20:18:08.624801+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: PL. Her four most commonly used words are, "The book was better.". Kubrick was right to cut the last chapter. I don’t want to live in a world where I have to choose between a brilliant author or a visionary director, and thankfully, I don’t have to. Alex's age is very important for that unease we're supposed to feel. And education they had had. The idea is that people don’t really change. However, I'm already familiar with much of what's discussed here. In the book there was an extra chapter not included in the film because the amercian publication of the book … [–]Spiro2003[S] 6 points7 points8 points 1 year ago (0 children), Holy shit dude yes!!! The next novel like A Clockwork Orange has been labelled an allegory, a political treatise, a morality tale even a vision of the apocalypse, but to me, William Golding’s outstanding novel Lord of the Flies is a poignant reminder of the inevitable end … I would simply say that the book lacks where the film can fill in and vice versa. 1971 full ending and credits of "A Clockwork Orange" filmed in the cinema. So I don’t think the book or the film is better – both have much to offer, different questions to answer. [–]TheShadyGuy 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). from Czech Republic is reading, JimAkin In this, however, Kubrick was no different than Burgess, who drew the same contrasts and also used narrator Alex's asides to pull the reader into his confidence. They have, to match and fit his needs, because they don't desire justice, they desire peace. I read the book many times in my teens and twenties, and did not see the movie until adulthood- I love both versions, though the book wins by a nose. The charisma of Malcolm McDowell and the playfulness of Kubrick’s style make it easy to find validation in it for sadistic and antisocial ideas and feelings (something that I know from personal experience). Do you come down on one side or another? [–]isaacpriestley 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children), [–]Tehmsnnnn 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children), I think that alex has become into his normal condition that he was before. Depending on who sees it, A Clockwork Orange can make rape and murder appear funny or just plain fun. I think he liked to use film as a medium to juggle (or jumble if you like) a multitude of ideas in the context of one story. © 2016 LitReactor, LLC | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service, Joshua Chaplinsky A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian satirical black comedy novel by English writer Anthony Burgess, published in 1962. And how can the society turn upside down if it’s not organised. The British edition of the novel ends on an optimistic note, with … The author of the book Anthony Burgess has commented on the ending. Being raised in America I've been stuffed to the gills with happy endings and bullshit sell-out endings for decades. News arrives ahead of a major Stanley Kubrick exhibition, which will include material from his … Without this epilogue, A Clockwork Orange ends on a truly black note. While he was in the hospital, the government fiddled around inside his gulliver and reversed the Ludovico Treatment (and then tested him to make sure he was again a vicious little sociopath happily making jokes about rape and thinking that the best thing to do with eggs would be to smash them), and he was now free to be a monster in their service --just as his fellow droogies had used their thuggishness in the State's service when they joined the Police Force. Burgess himself admits to enjoying Alex’s prurient pleasures “by-proxy” in his critical (maybe hypocritical) forward to the book, and I think the manipulation of such urges are at the center of Kubrick’s production even as the irrational argument of freewill is given much lip service (irrational because there is even less evidence for the existence of freewill than there is evidence that violent films can adversely affect behavior). However, this is the German version. I like the film because It was a trippy movie and has influenced many people to read the book, but If I wrote it, I'd hate thu movie too. Then the Governor has the giant speakers brought in and classical music blasted, and once again Alex, rather than reacting with violent nausea, reacts as we'd seen him when in his bedroom at home listening to Beethovan: He grins orgasmically at the sick fantasies playing on his (to use Kubrick's term) mindscreen. To each his/her own. In the film, Alex has seemingly consensual sex with two teenage girls not much younger than he. I have a slightly different opinion from the rest. Perhaps that is the point. [–]nakedsamurai 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago (0 children). In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. For starters, I'd argue Alex's journey, from punk to mind-control poster child to "cured," is a novelistic character arc, albeit an unconventional one. The first section opens with Alex, the protagonist, and what he calls his “droogs”: Dim, Pete, and Georgie. Clearly the best? The post will then be hidden like this. The fall plus the government tinkering while he was out seemed to have fixed him though. I’d love to hear others thoughts and opinions about this 🙂, [–]ZorroMeansFoxr/Movies Veteran 25 points26 points27 points 1 year ago (3 children). Probably it has something to do with the allowance of one’s own imagination that a book affords. Main Ideas The Film and the Final Chapter of A Clockwork Orange In 1962 , two versions of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange were published. I really doubt whether Stanley Kubrick intended for his film to say anything so specific. No movie will be able to accurately portray the inner dialogue that we are allowed to watch unfold in a book. Speak up in the comments! A Clockwork Orange ends on a controversial note, as it wildly differs from that of the original novel, which is similar to Kubrick's changes to Stephen King's The Shining. One concludes with Alex growing up and … Then, BAM!, he's suddenly a quasi-remorseful man with aims at family life. I prefer the book without the 21st chapter, and the movie also. from Houston, Texas is reading, Tom1960 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. In the end I want to approve of @Joshua Danton Boyd’s idea about the parable with Fight Club – I had same idea. Okay, if we’re voting Kennedy or Nixon, there’s a clear answer there unless you want to sound like an asshole, but the true question is Burgess or Kubrick, and I don’t want to choose. It seems most people watched the movie first, before reading the book. I can now finally rest easy that I know the ending a bit better know. I wish I could better explain why the irrational preaching of the novel somewhat works for me while the irrational preaching of the film leaves me conflicted. There doesn't seem like any point to it, like someone pointed out above -- I didn't notice a single instance in which Alex wanted to change. I definitely don't buy that. What's the Difference between A Clockwork Orange the Book and A Clockwork Orange the Movie? For leaked info about upcoming movies, twist endings, or anything else spoileresque, please use the following method: A Clockwork Orange is a novel by Anthony Burgess that was first published in 1962. Did Alex go back to his old ways of being a delinquent? And it doesn’t fit with the rest of the book at all. The resulting ambivalence -- a singular urge to cheer for joy and scream in horror at the same time, was unforgettable. Had Alex gotten something out of the conditioning and it inspired him to embrace a "straight life" in the end, my view would be like the film was endorsing protection at any cost. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, and in a modern world of visual over stimulation, reading just requires to much imagination, movies do all the imagining for you. I have the book for A Clockwork Orange, but have yet to read it. They probably said it but it just went right over me. In that chapter he is older and be has naturally grown out of his wicked ways. This is Burgess most famous novel. A Clockwork Orange: Previously unseen ‘sequel’ to Anthony Burgess novel discovered. I like the book a lot, but I totally disagree with him. How we use that information is intensely personal. ‘A Clockwork Orange’ the film or the book. This article is entirely opinion, so I have no idea how you came to the conclusion that it was meant to be fact. I still catch my breath recalling the first time I saw it. I think the most shocking part of book (at least for me) is the end of first part when Alex says 'That was everything. It seems as if Kubrick’s deliberate contradictions and tendency to set the audience at unease make those authors uncomfortable, as do his liberal adaptations of their work. When I read the book, with its twenty-first chapter intact, I found it a less morally absurd experience overall because its author proposed an idea of objective righteousness (i.e. The teenage protagonist, Alex, narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him. They looked like they had been in some big bitva, as indeed they had, and were all bruised and pouty. Showing all 21 items Jump to: Certification; Sex & Nudity (7) Violence & Gore (9) Profanity (1) Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking (2) Frightening & Intense … Regardless, author's can only put things to paper. The ending, or the twenty-first chapter of the book, provides closure to the book for some readers. But I can honestly say I'm biased, I remember loving the book, and reading it two or three times in a short period of time. They seem less personal, and I as the viewer am not as involved. Similarly, in the book, he attacks an innocent old man returning from the library. He let me know there was rape in the film so I was prepared. He tells him that the Left-Wing man who had imprisoned him had been dealt with, and that there was a good job waiting for someone like Alex. I like Alex feeling tormented at the end, it leaves the question open. a clockwork orange is the best book ever written because it breaks free of ordinary book structure. So therein lies the root of Burgess’ displeasure with Kubrick’s adaptation. They can't decide what people take from that paper. A Clockwork Orange is a book about a lot of things, but by its own statements at the end, it's primarily a book about youth. The importance of music is highlighted even in the book and it's one of the best aspects of the film. You summed it up well at the end, "I don’t want to live in a world where I have to choose between a brilliant author or a visionary director, and thankfully, I don’t have to. He’s a Kennedy man and Kubrick’s a Nixon man. the main character is not very heroic, and is actually very dispicable. Really? While the book has more space for a philosophy and psychological progress of characters, the film takes a hell of advantage of the audiovisuality which is quite important for the story. Burgess seemed to be going for a Crime and Punishment-type redemption, but I don't think he earned it. [–]Spiro2003[S] 5 points6 points7 points 1 year ago (2 children). And for whatever it is worth, this is my red cent on the matter. I love the book. Was Stanley Kubrick even aware that his film could be perceived this way and did/would he feel such a thing was significant in the larger scheme of existence? He definitely felt the repercussions of making it (not because of stupidity, as one might smugly suggest, but rather a different sensitivity than his own). - Endings, How to Shop for a Writer: the Holiday Edition, 27 Indie Bookstores to Support Online in 2021, LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part I, Manuel Marerro On Expat Press and Pushing the Indie Envelope, 10 Books on Writing and Creativity Every Author Should Ask for this Holiday Season, Nothing New Under the Mistletoe - 40 Versions of "A Christmas Carol" You Should Check Out, Storyville: Body, Mind, and Soul—Adding Depth to Your Stories, LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2020 - Part III. But I find it surprising that Burgess thinks the film is more indulgently depraved than his own novel when the most disturbing scene in the book doesn’t even appear in the movie. Oh it all makes sense now. Society will generally be fine and most of the youth will grow up and become productive even if an individual chooses the hard road. at least a theoretical God above humankind). I am not saying these are invalid ideas; they just seem critically off to me from a secular point of view. He went back to his old ways, but in a manner that is acceptable by the government and society. Now, I’m certainly not arguing that Burgess’ novel glorifies sexual assault and Kubrick’s film does not, as both are clearly parables about the damaging effects of ultraviolence. To leave a comment Login with Facebook or create a free account. Clearly the best? And I find it impossible to swallow morality from someone who doesn’t even try to convince me that there is such a thing outside of delusion. Both Stanley Kubrick and Anthony Burgess are dead and we are left to speculate, praise and condemn based on our own perception of their work. AP Names Anya Taylor-Joy Breakthrough Entertainer of 2020, Daft Punk releases new extended version of the Tron: Legacy soundtrack, Warner Bros. will release its 2023 movies in theaters first. Alex runs into Pete who has already changed and then Alex begins to consider becoming a productive member of society. There's no proper way to flavor emotions in movies outside lighting and music, which many directors have tried to do in film. Thanks for the article (because of just how faithfully the film is I think a comparison is very apt). Ending / spoiler for A Clockwork Orange (1971), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. This question probably has a really simple answer but I re watched a clockwork orange last night for the 5th time and every time I watch it I’m left a little confused with the ending. Sitting in his office, he gestured to the shelf behind him. Then the Governor comes in and makes it clear that, for political reasons, they should have each other's backs. So, what -- all of that chapter's meaning is totally lost on other countries, yet they're the ones who got the "right" version? BUT THERE ARE ALSO SOME SETS. The film made it easy for readers of the book to misunderstand what it was about, and the misunderstanding will pursue me until I die. 10 year old children though? Kubrick’s film is based on the more dismal American version of the novel, and in a forward written by Burgess in a 1986 edition, he makes his displeasure known: It is with a kind of shame that this growing youth looks back on his devastating past. The book was published in 1962, written in the dystopian genre, and made into a movie in 1971. Does anyone prefer the book without the happy ending chapter? 2) The novel Main Theme. I see the entire film, especially the ending, as an attempt to depict greater realities, and comment on the society at large through Alex’s story. The film begs the question, "Where do you draw the line?". Martin Scorsese Unsure He Can Recapture ‘The Irishman’ Spark for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, Soul review: a triumphant return to Pixar’s most ambitious storytelling, Cliffhanger: an alternative explosive action flick for the seasonal Die Hard fans - The exceptionally dumb-but-great film has all the snow, explosions and stunt work you ever wanted for Christmas – plus, Sylvester Stallone. It takes them government less effort to just pay him and buy his praise for them. Just because a work, no matter the medium, may end on a note of moral ambivalence, does not preclude it from being a work of art. My dad remembered watching the film when he was in his late teens and wanted me to see it. But how do you know that’s what happened? I never read the book because I got it on audiobook and the first thing I heard was Burgess lamenting the missing 21st chapter in previous additions. The violence is told in such an overtly choreographed and comical way that its producers can seem insensitive and voyeuristically ghoulish; the creators of a fashionable glorification of cruel behavior. I think this is one of the main reasons people tend to enjoy books over movies. The text … There is no hint of this change of intention in the twentieth chapter. Well, if they would not go to school they must still have their education. The book, satisfying as it was, couldn't compare. Is there any thematically faithful version of A Clockwork Orange that wouldn’t be harder to watch than the book is to read? Alex might be naturally evil but in the end he's just a tool for governement's contest. In which case, this is the book … Some do. That said, I don’t mind having both versions (with and without the last chapter) to let people decide for themselves which they prefer. This one looks more insect-like & menacing compared to the others. More importantly, How can Alex forget? Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. I'd done the lot, now. He comes off as an intolerable douchebag and says that 21 has symbolic meaning because of the cultural ties to it in America. What was really wanted was a Nixonian book with no shred of optimism in it. …and then I felt the old tigers leap in me and then I leapt on these two young ptitsas. @Khalil Clockwork Orange wasn't written by King, and she was referring to The Shining. The film version of A Clockwork orange was released in 1971. This is particularly true in regards to the victims. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Click 'spoiler' after posting something to give it a spoiler tag! He did indeed volunteer for the treatment, both in the movie and in the book. Is it only that no words, however evocative, can ever pierce our comfort level the way an effectively directed scene of violence can? [–]jackaroojackson 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago* (0 children). Yes, Burgess created this story and in that way it belongs to him, but he also sold the rights to Hollywood, and in that way it does not. (It’s clearly the best.) from Union, NH is reading, K. H. Feikus This is not a movie meant for kids, unless they understand the important morals of the plot. A Clockwork Orange is an outstanding book. As John O’Connell writes in his entry on A Clockwork Orange in Bowie’s Books (2019), “The biggest difference…has to do with the ending. And that’s that. The rest of the novel -- the potent creations of Alex, the nadsat dialect, his dreary world, and his responses to it (including his love of music) -- is great in spite of that ending, not because of it. In the book, Alex rapes two ten-year-old girls he’s gotten drunk on Scotch and soda in a horrifying chapter that escalates in casual bleakness. Also, I have a hobby of reading detailed chapter-by-chapter synopses (plus character profiles, explanations of famous quotes and all that jazz) of classics and popular books I can't get into so that I at least get what's being said or what happens. otherwise, I suppose that they are two different versions of the same story, and I far prefer Burgess' use of language (Russian propaganda mixed with babytalk) vs Kubrick's dance presentation. Alex tells her that while he was drifting in and out of clarity, he thought that the doctors were fiddling around inside his head. I see the book as more a statement of society and the baby boomer generation than about one individual although it is told through his eyes. Always I will suggest people read the book if they like the movie, as they will flesh in details one can't get any other way. But I think the movie ending sends the message that it is up to us to change our corrupt institutions rather than just assuming they will change on their own. In the film, it’s a drunken tramp. from Melstrand, Mi is reading, Jill Ells-O'Brien from New Zealand is reading, Kevin Maddox from Connecticut, USA is reading, Kelly A Egan I really struggle reading rape scenes so haven't read the book yet. Him saying "I was cured, alright" was sarcasm. If you want another book/film with similar theme I would recommend The Lord of Flies by William Golding since it’s about natural presence of evil in everyone. The original American publication of A Clockwork Orange also excluded this chapter, in which Alex is growing out of his taste for violence and looking forward to a future with a wife and son, whom he does not want to turn out like Alex himself. Because when Alex is in his hospital bed, a psychiatrist comes in and talks to him. Even trashy bestsellers show people changing. For A Clockwork Orange in particular, I prefer the movie ending better (again, in theory, since I haven't read the book) for a couple of reasons. The movie ending leaves the viewer with the message that there are corrupt and evil people/institutions in the world, and does not glorify them, but rather suggests that they need to be stopped. Stopped reading the moment the author suggested that CWO is a better adaptation than Shawshank's Redemption without thinking that such a claim is at least disputable. Simon Zirkunow/Flickr, CC BY. [–]OLLIEtheDEE 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago (0 children). How can we forget who Alex really is? Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. My heart hurts just thinking about it. Alex shows no indication of wanting to change. I love the movie. Without this epilogue, A Clockwork Orange ends … He's back to doing the same old stuff, as shown in the final scene, except it looks consensual, and everyone around him is clapping. While Burgess’ … Who ever heard of a clockwork orange?’ Then I read a malenky bit out loud in a sort of very high preaching goloss: ‘—The attempt to impose upon man, a creature of growth and capable of sweetness, to ooze juicily at the last round the bearded lips of God, to attempt to impose, I say, laws and conditions appropriate to a mechanical creation, against this I raise my swordpen—‘. I saw the movie first, and its ending sparked an emotional response like few I've ever had to any work of art. I might feel the same. Reading through the synopsis of the book made me feel like the last chapter was just his last-ditch attempt to make it a novel instead of a fable. They have two different endings. I thought that was the case considering his last line in the movie was “I was cured alright”. 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