I was cured, all right. Go on, do me in, you bastard cowards. I don't want to live anyway And what's so stinking about it?
Strangelove co-screenwriter Terry Southern gave him a copy on the set of that film. Southern enjoyed the biting black humor of the book, and thought Kubrick should consider adapting it into a movie.
The language, literally translated as the Russian word for "teen" and comprised of Russian and Cockney rhyming slang, confused the eventual director until he revisited the source material after his efforts to make a biopic about Napoleon fell through.
But when Kubrick joined the project, he only wanted one man to play Alex: Kubrick had seen the actor in his debut film role in If McDowell never even had to audition—and if the actor had declined the role, Kubrick allegedly would have dropped the project altogether.
Kubrick eventually warmed up to the book so much that his screenplay was mostly just dialogue and stage directions grafted from the book itself. Instead, they simply carried the novel as a reference for dialogue in the scenes.
That ending features Alex renouncing his violent past and promising to try to be a good man. The only stipulation was that they had to be within driving distance from his house outside London. A Space Odyssey on the front of the desk.
There are only three specific scenes that were built as sets: Kubrick loved shooting there because it was the closest location to his house. Designer Milena Canonero sought to create a skewed near-future society with the costumes for A Clockwork Orange.
When McDowell, a cricket fan, came in for a costume fitting with his gear—including protective cup—Kubrick told him to keep them out and incorporate his white shirt and cup into the costume. McDowell came up with the idea for his character to sing the Gene Kelly classic.
To adequately convey the violent nature of the scene and the sinister nature of the character, he asked McDowell to do something outrageous—like dance around. The doctor administering eye drops was an actual doctor from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Though his eyes were anesthetized, McDowell was forced to endure excruciating pain.
The eye clamps were only supposed to be used for patients lying down, but Kubrick insisted that the character be sitting up watching footage for his rehabilitation. McDowell actually sliced his cornea during the scene, forcing the legendary perfectionist Kubrick to cut it short.
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In this society, ordinary citizens have fallen into a passive stupor of complacency, blind to the insidious growth of a rampant, violent youth culture. The protagonist of the story is Alex, a. Alex: There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.