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A Clockwork Orange Good Riddance to Bad RubbishA Clockwork Orange received critical acclaim made more than thirty million dollars at the box office and was nominated for various awards however this esteemed film was outlawed from the nation of Great Britain in order to curb its immoral content from permeating society Before all the controversy began A Clockwork Orange was a novel written mostly in Russian by Anthony Burgess Stanley Kubrick is known to critics as a film maker who probes the dark side of human psyche Kubrick has also directed films such as Dr Strangelove The Shining and Full Metal Jacket In each of these movies the audience delves into the evil side of the main character Great Britain had this film removed from theaters across the country because the government justly illustrated there was a connection between the movies graphic violence and an increased crime rate In Clockwork there are unquestionably violent and graphic actions Multiple beatings a rape and a murder are performed by the lead characters These crimes are drug induced Before going out the gang goes to the milk bar for some milk plus which is riddled with amphetamines The first violent act came not more than ten minutes into the movie It was when the boys led by Alex beat a helpless wino that asked them for some change The gang then strode away as if nothing occurred They struck him repeatedly with canes and they kicked him a few times to the job Next the boys went to see a rival gang This other group was in the middle of raping a woman when Alex and Company came in and intervened They proceeded to beat the other gang members to a pulp Then they went to the house of a writer to burglarize it While there they brutalized the writer and his wife Alex raped the wife in front of the writer and then
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