WIN: Tickets to see A Clockwork Orange at Clevedon's Curzon
PUBLISHED: 19:15 11 April 2019 | UPDATED: 19:15 11 April 2019
A controversial and ‘brilliant but dangerous’ film will be shown at a Clevedon cinema.
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film based on Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel of the same name.
Alex (Malcolm McDowell) is a charismatic, antisocial delinquent whose interests include classical music, committing rape and what is termed as ‘ultra-violence’.
He leads a small gang of thugs, made up of Pete (Michael Tarn), Georgie (James Marcus) and Dim (Warren Clarke) whom he calls his droogs.
The film chronicles the horrific crime spree of his gang, his capture and attempted rehabilitation through an experimental psychological conditioning technique.
The film was praised for its ‘brilliant but dangerous’ story-telling which struck up much controversy in the 1970s.
It was referenced in three high-profile court cases and was later withdrawn from British release in 1973 by Warner Brothers at the request of the film’s director Stanley Kubrick on allegations of copycat violence.
It was only after Kubrick’s death in 1999 that the film was re-released and made available on DVD.
A Clockwork Orange will be shown at the Curzon cinema, in Old Church Road, on April 18 at 8pm.
Tickets, priced £5.50-7.80, are available at www.curzon.org.uk
The Times has once again teamed up with the Curzon to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see the classic film.
This competition will close at 10am on Monday.
Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.
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Q: What year was the film famously withdrawn from British release?
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