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A Clockwork Orange
Costume that Malcolm McDowell wore in the movie
Directed byStanley Kubrick
Produced byStanley Kubrick
Written byAnthony Burgess (novel)
Stanley Kubrick
StarringMalcolm McDowell
Warren Clarke
James Marcus
Patrick Magee
CinematographyJohn Alcott
Edited byBill Butler
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
2 February 1972
(USA general)
Running time
136 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$26,589,355

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 British movie written, directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. It is based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 short novel A Clockwork Orange. It features disturbing, violent images. Its social commentary touches on psychiatry, youth gangs, and other social, political, and economic subjects in a dystopian vision of a not-too-future Britain.

Kubrick stopped the film being shown in Britain, concerned about its possible effects. For 27 years it was difficult to see the film in the United Kingdom. It reappeared in cinemas, and the VHS and DVD releases followed, soon after Kubrick's death in 1999.


Awards and honors

  • BAFTA Awards
    • BAFTA Film Award Best Art Direction - John Barry
    • Best Cinematography - John Alcott
    • Best Direction - Stanley Kubrick
    • Best Film
    • Best Film Editing - William Butler
    • Best Screenplay - Stanley Kubrick
    • Best Sound Track - Brian Blamey, John Jordan, Bill Rowe
  • Golden Globes
    • 1972 Nominated Golden Globe Best Director: Motion Picture - Stanley Kubrick
    • Best Motion Picture - Drama
    • Best Motion Picture Actor: Drama - Malcolm McDowell
  • Writers Guild of America, USA
    • 1972 Nominated WGA Award (Screen) Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium - Stanley Kubrick

American Film Institute recognition

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