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The Daily Movie Quote: A Clockwork Orange
"Ho, ho, ho! Well, if it isn't fat stinking billy goat Billy Boy in poison! How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou!" - Alex, A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Warner Brothers Pictures, Rated R, 136 minutes.
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
Malcolm McDowell - Alex
Partick Magee - Mr. Alexander
Michael Bates - Chief Guard
Warren Clarke - Dim
Paul Farrell - Tramp
Clive Francis - Lodger
Adrienne Corri - Mrs. Alexander
Domestic Box Office Gross: $26,589,355
Synopsis: A not so distant futuristic Briton. Gangs run the night beating, murdering and raping the innocent. When a gang leader, Alex, is arrested and sentenced to prison he is treated to an experimental program that makes any form of violence a sickening experience.
Fact: Because of Malcolm McDowell's fear of reptiles, Stanley Kubrick brought in the snake Basil.
Trivia: Malcolm McDowell was 27 years old when he filmed A Clockwork Orange. Alex, the part he played, was supposed to be 15.
Movie Mistake: During the Cat Lady and Alex fight scene, the cats are conspicuously absent but the camera mans shadow is not.
My Take: I was in college when I first saw this film which, I would imagine, is where most people view it for the first time. The film is just as shocking now as it was when it was released. A Clockwork Orange is my favorite Kubrick film because it's still unlike any other film out there forty years later.
Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: Twilight