A Clockwork Orange

Revealing mistake: During the driving scene, the background is illuminated by non-existent headlights. It's running backward on the projection screen.

Revealing mistake: During Alex's fantasy after he says, "I knew such lovely pictures", they show a bride being hanged. You can see the "bride" has a beard.

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Continuity mistake: When Alex is seeing the prison governor about being released, the governor's glasses are on a pile of papers on his desk. From various camera angles they are on some files, back on the papers or halfway between.

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Chief Guard Barnes: Violence makes violence.

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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, also directed by Stanley Kubrick.

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Question: I have a few questions: What was the ultimate fate of Mr. Alexander, the writer? The Minister of Interior mentioned something about incarceration? If so, why was he incarcerated? Was it because of what he did to Alex, or because he was a threat? Also, the Minister mentioned something about him writing subversive literature? What kind of literature? Finally, what exactly did Alex and his droogs do to confine Mr. Alexander to a wheelchair and how exactly did his wife die? Was it pneumonia or circumstances related to her rape?

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Chosen answer: Since this is a futuristic police state, it's likely that Mr. Alexander was dealt with the way dissenters are often dealt with in such situations (Execution or lifelong imprisonment.). In the book, he wrote literature protesting the police state. (The phrase "A Clockwork Orange" comes from a pamphlet he wrote.) Alex and his droogs kicked and beat him while they raped his wife. A while later, the doctors told him she'd died of pneumonia, but he thinks the trauma made her give up the will to live.

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