Clockwork Orange Soundtrack
Songs from the movie Clockwork Orange Soundtrack

Title Music From A Clockwork Orange – Walter Carlos
The Thieving Magpie (Abridged) – A Clockwork Orange ST
Theme from A Clockwork Orange (Beethoviana) – Walter Carlos
Ninth Symphony, Second Movement (Abridged) – A Clockwork Orange ST D
March From A Clockwork Orange (Ninth Symphony, Fourth Movement, Abridged) – Walter Carlos
William Tell Overture (Abridged) – Walter Carlos
Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 – Stanley Kubrick
Pomp And Circumstance March No.4 (Abridged) – Stanley Kubrick
Timesteps (Excerpt) – Walter Carlos Listen Listen
Overture To The Sun – Terry Tucker
I Want To Marry A Lighthouse Keeper – Ericka Eigen
William Tell Overture (Abridged) – A Clockwork Orange ST
Suicide Scherzo (Ninth Symphony, Second Movement, Abridged) – Walter Carlos
Ninth Symphony, Fourth Movement (Abridged) – A Clockwork Orange ST
Singin’ in the Rain – Gene Kelly

Synopsis: Stanley Kubrick dissects the nature of violence in this darkly ironic, near-future satire, adapted from Anthony Burgess’s novel, complete with “Nadsat” slang. Classical music-loving proto-punk Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his “Droogs” spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on “a little of the old ultraviolence,” such as terrorizing a writer, Mr. Alexander (Patrick Magee), and gang raping his wife (who later dies as a result). After Alex is jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady (Miriam Karlin) to death with one of her phallic sculptures, Alex submits to the Ludovico behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he’s conditioned to abhor violence through watching gory movies, and even his adored Beethoven is turned against him. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims, with Mr. Alexander using Beethoven’s Ninth to inflict the greatest pain of all. When society sees what the state has done to Alex, however, the politically expedient move is made. Casting a coldly pessimistic view on the then-future of the late ’70s-early ’80s, Kubrick and production designer John Barry created a world of high-tech cultural decay, mixing old details like bowler hats with bizarrely alienating “new” environments like the Milkbar. Alex’s violence is horrific, yet it is an aesthetically calculated fact of his existence; his charisma makes the icily clinical Ludovico treatment seem more negatively abusive than positively therapeutic. Alex may be a sadist, but the state’s autocratic control is another violent act, rather than a solution. Released in late 1971 (within weeks of Sam Peckinpah’s brutally violent Straw Dogs), the film sparked considerable controversy in the U.S. with its X-rated violence; after copycat crimes in England, Kubrick withdrew the film from British distribution until after his death. Opinion was divided on the meaning of Kubrick’s detached view of this shocking future, but, whether the discord drew the curious or Kubrick’s scathing diagnosis spoke to the chaotic cultural moment, A Clockwork Orange became a hit. On the heels of New York Film Critics Circle awards as Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, Kubrick received Oscar nominations in all three categories. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Adrienne Corri, Warren Clarke, Aubrey Morris
Director: Stanley Kubrick

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