Plot• Protagonist Alex is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and hes arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alexs ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating
Characters• Malcolm McDowell as Alex/Narrator• James Marcus as Georgie• Warren Clarke as Dim• Michael Tarn as Pete
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmm5jeeH8mY A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 film adaptation of Anthony Burgesss 1962 novel of the same name. It was written, directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. It features disturbing, violent images, facilitating its social commentary on psychiatry, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian, future Britain.
Visual Codes• Flashing images of pictures related to the film with words that describe the film.• The flashing shocks the audience and grabs their attention.• Shows clips from the film broken which gives the impression that the film is unusual and different.• Also show who directs it
Dress Codes• Alex and his “Droogs” (Friends) during the killing scenes wore a white shirt, white trousers, white braces and a white (ish) underwear that go on top of the trousers, they also wore black boots and a black top hat.• They each had their own individual characteristic for example: Alex wore false eye lashes on one eye, top and bottom, and carried a cane. Dim wore a chain round his waist, Georgia wore yellow eye shadow with a black line on the inside of his left eye, and Pete wore a purple eye shadow around his left eye looks like he has a black eye. This is unconventional of the horror genre as make up is seen as a feminine aspect and therefore it seems less scary, however it is unusual and controversial which is what the director wanted to achieve in this movie.• The rest of the characters wore typically 60’s clothes, (bright colours, short skirts and cardigans), that is when the film was set and they wanted to make the film realistic so used typical clothes for the other characters.
Audio CodesDiagetic Sound• No Diagetic soundNon Diagetic Sound• Music – Beethoven 9th sonnet- Key part of the film as that is what influences the killing, and causes the reversing of the treatment. Orchestra music, dramatic and works with images on screen.
Action Codes• Flashing Excites the audience, grabs their attention• Images from the movie, mostly violent, shows the audience what the film is about, without giving the story away• Flashing words• Violent flashing images from the film grabs the audiences attention
Narrative Codes (Film)Prop• Hero -Alex• Dispatcher – Narrator (Alex)• Helper -Georgie, Dim, & Pete• Villain – Alex (ish), Chief Guard Barnes, Dim and Georgie, Mr. Frank Alexander,• Princess – Alex• Donor - NoneNot Conventional of it horror genre as the main character is more than one type which is confusing for the audience, however it works with the film itself as its meant to question your moralsTodorov• Equilibrium – Alex and his Droogs happy killing and Raping random citizens• Disruption – Alex gets arrested• Recognition – has aversion therapy• Attempt to Repair Disruption – He tries to Kill himself• Reinstatement – Alex is back to his murderous self.Unconventional and Conventional of its genre as traditionally in horrors the good triumphs over evil and in this case Alex is good, however he is also the villain and therefore its almost an unhappy Equilibrium.