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Questions about "A Clockwork Orange", a 1962 dystopian book by Anthony Burgess, as well as movies based on it (e.g. Kubrick's 1971 film).

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Why does Alex sing "Singin' in the Rain" in the bathtub in "A Clockwork Orange" (1971)?

Knowing that he is in the home of the victim of his rape and assault, and the man can hear him singing, why would he sing the same song while he is bathing in the bathtub that he sang when he was ...
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What is the meaning of Mr. Deltoid with Alex in Alex's home

Re-watching this scene after many, many years. Had not remembered (or maybe never saw this version?) where Alex, in his underwear, is laying next to Deltoid on the bed. This is a very disturbing scene ...
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How Advanced is Space Travel in A Clockwork Orange?

So, right out of the gate, beginning of the second chapter, a drunk that Alex assaults says the following: "What sort of a world is it at all? Men on the moon and men spinning round the earth ...
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Why was the 21st chapter in the early American publications of A Clockwork Orange omitted?

Most Americans were unaware of the missing last chapter; the movie even follows the American novelization. Why in America was the 21st chapter removed when it first came to the US? In Europe the ...
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What is the significance of the title of A Clockwork Orange?

I believe A Clockwork Orange was the title of the book written by the author who lives at "Home", who is first victimized by Alex, then rescues him, then victimizes him. But what does the title mean? ...
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