In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his “Droogs” spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on “a little of the old ultraviolence,” while jauntily warbling “Singin’ in the Rain.” After he’s jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he’s conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims.
“Kubrick’s ending asks the audience to consider everything they’ve witnessed and whether the journey was worth it. That’s certainly the intent, though it wouldn’t surprise me if most just left either humming Beethoven’s 9th or “Singing in the Rain,” which is in and of itself a special kind of messed up.” Douglas Davidson, Elements of Madness
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