Corrected entry: At the speed their supposed to be doing in an open vehicle, their hats stay on their head. The vehicle is obviously stationary in front of a projection screen.
Corrected entry: A Clockwork Orange was filmed in parts on my university campus (Brunel) in Uxbridge, West London. Most notable are the stairwell to Alex's home block of flats with the broken lift door next to it (that is actually the Science Tower that can be also seen through the window when Alex is sitting in bed after his first correction session discussing why he felt sick) Also when he is marched into the correction facility, it is the computer centre for the University Campus, and the large building he is walking away from (shaped like the back of a concrete ship) is actually the main Lecture Theatre. Thus, the theatre Alex receives the video treatment with his eyes clipped open is actually one of the lecture theatres. When i went there 1998-2001, the seats were still that leatherette type.
Corrected entry: When Alex is in Mr. Alexander's house towards the end, explaining the treatment he has undergone, he mentions he is now averse to a piece of music "Beethoven's 9th symphony, the 4th movement." And this was the piece we heard playing along with the Nazi footage Alex was shown. However, when he wakes up in the room and the music is playing downstairs, they are playing the 2nd movement. There was never any proof that this was used in the treatment and Alex never mentioned it. Why then do they play it assuming it will drive him to suicide, and indeed, why does it have such an effect on him if it wasn't ever used?David Mercier
Trivia: According to actor Malcolm McDowell, director Stanley Kubrick was concerned that the Droog attack on F. Alexander and his wife would become just another dark, cruel and violent scene in a movie that was already full of dark, cruel and violent scenes. Kubrick wanted the Alexander home invasion to stand out as genuinely horrifying, but he was at a creative impasse. After Kubrick shut down production for several days to ponder the problem, he thought of Alex dancing during the attack. Malcolm McDowell suggested dancing (and singing) along to "Singin' in the Rain," as it was the only song to which he knew all the words.Charles Austin Miller
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