"A Clockwork Orange"ÃÂ This Stanley Kubrick film was dynamic and captivating. I found the movie interesting enough for me to watch it twice. Kubrick presents violence in an unfamiliar way. A way that makes it seem distant and not so brutal. He combines a "bit of the ultra violence"ÃÂ with beautiful, upbeat music. When I hear Beethoven, I am trained to think of it as a talented work of art, not a vicious act of violence.
Alex's treatment seemed unbearable. It must be absolute torture to be restrained from blinking and watching scenes of horrible movies up close. It however, was just a form of conditional learning. The scientists conditioned his body to react in pain to sex and violence. The treatment takes doesn't let him decide if he has been rehabilitated. It forced him to be reformed.
I think the scheme of the movie was to propose the idea of having the choice of right and wrong.
In Alex's dark soul he believes that killing and ravaging is fun. Even when in prison his thoughts didn't really change. His darkness only changed when he wasn't given the right to choose. Although his mind is cured and he is as pure as any human being can be, his humanity is taken away when his choices are taken away. It's almost fake; it has no meaning.
"Alex represents the unconscious: man in his natural state. After he is given the Ludovico 'cure' he has been 'civilized', and the sickness that follows may be viewed as the neurosis imposed by society,"ÃÂ says Kubrick.
I enjoyed the end of the movie because of it was so ironic. Never seeing the movie before, I wasn't sure what was going to happen after he was "cured."ÃÂ I never would have guessed that he...