Newspapers clippings of controversy surrounding “A Clockwork Orange.”
Kubrick withdrew the film from public viewing in England. There, it would remain difficult to view until his death in 1999.
“To try and fasten any responsibility on art as the cause of life seems to me to put the case the wrong way around. Art consists of reshaping life, but it does not create life, nor cause life. Furthermore, to attribute powerful suggestive qualities to a film is at odds with the scientifically accepted view that, even after deep hypnosis in a posthypnotic state, people cannot be made to do things which are at odds with their natures.” —Stanley Kubrick