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A Clockwork Orange What's Up With the Title?

What's Up With the Title?

If you were to only watch the film and not read the book, you'd have no idea what the title means. No time to read the book? Don't worry, we have an analysis of the title here.

We counted 1,000 references (approximately) to the title in the book, but we counted this many in the film: zero. That's right, Kubrick removes all references to the title in the film. In fact, the film was almost re-titled The Ludovico Technique, after the deconditioning process Alex undergoes in the movie, leaving the title a mystery to any illiterate viewers.