A Clockwork Orange
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Alex: One thing I could never stand was to see a filthy, dirty old drunkie, howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blurp blurp in between as it might be a filthy old orchestra in his stinking, rotten guts. I could never stand to see anyone like that, whatever his age might be, but more especially when he was real old like this one was.

Minister: You seem to have a whole ward to yourself, my boy.
Alex: Yes, sir, and a very lonely place it is too, sir, when I wake up in the middle of the night with my pain.
Minister: Yes... well, good to see you on the mend.

Alex: It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now to give it the perfect ending was a bit of the old Ludwig van.

Alex: What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.

Alex: We were all feeling a bit shagged and fagged and fashed, it being a night of no small expenditure.

Alex: No time for the old in-n-out, love, I've just come to read the meter.

Tramp: Can ye spare some cutter, me brothers?

Continuity mistake: When Alex goes out from the cat woman's house, his pants are white and clean; then Dim crash a bottle onto his face and before falling down Alex's pants are dirty at knees. In the following scene, at the interrogation, his pants are clean again. (00:41:30)

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Trivia: In the scene where Alex approaches the two girls at the record stand you can see the original score for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Question: I don't understand why Alex waits until Mrs. Alexander has unchained the opened front door and fully opened it, before he and his droogs break in. I'm sure the four of them could easily have broken the chain off with a bit of force. Is it simply part of Alex's nature to be invited in, before he starts his attack?

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Chosen answer: It's part of the "fun element" of the crime to get the victim to open the door themselves.

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