Original theatrical artwork by Josep Renau (1971)
Stanley Kubricks adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ novel is an exploration of violence and experimental rehabilitation by law enforcement authorities. It has been described that the film is a “sociopolitical statement about the government’s threat against personal freedom”, and that Kubrick “is denouncing brainwashing of every kind and making a plea for free-will”. The film became one of the most controversial films of the decade. Kubrick personally pulled the film from release in the United Kingdom after receiving death threats after a series of copycat crimes based on the film; it was thus completely unavailable legally in the UK until after Kubrick’s death, and not re-released until 2000.
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