By: Jay Dyer
Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange was definitely due for a full treatment – a full Ludovico Treatment! I last watched the film some six or seven years ago and, while I knew there were obvious “MK Ultra” themes, there was much I missed. The same happens with literature too, depending on the phase and time in your life. Being much more grounded these years later, I am surprised at how much I missed (isn’t that always the case?).
A Clockwork Orange is a film about MK Ultra, and not only that, it is about the truest, fullest and most dangerous aspect the years of programs under that moniker – that pop culture itself is a form of that mind control, that the masses are actually a kind of Alex deLarge writ large. Premiering in 1971, some…
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