27 x 41 inches
Folded as Issued
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Photos of framed posters are for display purposes only. We can however arrange framing.
‘A Clockwork Orange’ is the hugely famous 1971 dystopian crime film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film tells the story of Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and the horrific violent crimes sprees he and his gang partake in. Alex is eventually captured and agrees to partake in a psychological therapy in return for a reduced sentence. In the programme he is injected with nausea-inducing drugs and made to watch violence, similar to the type he had committed. It is while in therapy that his eyes are clamped open. This scene has been the source material for many of the film’s cinema posters.
The poster listed here is from the year of the films first release in 1972. Initially the US One Sheets for ‘A Clockwork Orange’ had an X Rating. In August ’72 Kubrick withdrew the film from cinemas in the United States for 60 days and cut 30 seconds of explicit footage allowing the X Rating to be changed to an R rating. The poster is designed by Philip Castle who later designed album covers for David Bowie and Pulp. The pointed pyramid and focus on human eyes reflect the grotesque pop art that is intertwined throughout the film.