A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, based on the prescient novel by Anthony Burgess, is director Stanley Kubrick's masterful satire on crime and punishment in an ultraviolent future.
The sculptures in the Korova Milkbar were based on the work of sculptor Allen Jones.
The blunt object the cat woman uses to attack Alex is a bust of Ludwig Van Beethoven, Alex's favorite composer and whose 9th Symphony accidentally becomes part of Alex's conditioning.
One of only two movies rated X on its original release (the other being Midnight Cowboy (1969)) to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Stanley Kubrick asked Pink Floyd if he could use their "Atom Heart Mother Suite" in the soundtrack. However, because Kubrick wanted unlimited license to determine what portions or edits of the song he used, the band turned him down.
"...A CLOCKWORK ORANGE is still potent and though-provoking..." (Los Angeles Times)
"...CLOCKWORK is a movie about movies -- and sex and power and music and Sovietism -- that works as a head trip by driving for the gut. Consider it Kubrick's most surrealistic feat..." (Entertainment Weekly)
"...It still shocks....Provocative..." (Total Film)
"...[The film] remains every bit as tantalising as it ever was..." (Sight and Sound)
"[Featuring] the multiple charms of McDowell's performance." (Premiere)
"Looking back now, CLOCKWORK ORANGE may be subversive, shocking, and sadistic. But it's also clearly a satire about free will." -- Grade: A (Entertainment Weekly)