Hello everyone of Moviepilot, I'd like to introduce myself because I am new. I am Mekilo Rushlow, and I am here to bring you the latest and most interesting stories of old and new movies. With that being said lets get started with this one.
I just watched A Clockwork Orange for the first time ever a few days ago, and I thought it was a rather strange movie, mostly because it was glorifying rape and murder. I was about to turn it off, but something was stopping me. As I watched I found it more and more Intriguing. The main character Alex Delarge was portrayed as a sociopath who robs, rapes, and assaults innocent people for his own amusement. Intellectually, he knows that this sort of behavior is wrong, saying that;
"you can't have a society with everybody behaving in my manner of the night"
After I was finished watching the movie I did some research on it to find out what the deep meaning of the story was. In doing so I found out that Heath Ledger based his portrayal of The Joker on Alex. When watching the movie again, I saw a resemblance. You can even see in the picture I posted that they even have the same look.
I started to study there personalities they were very much alike. They both loved causing chaos for there own enjoyment, and neither of them could be rehabilitated. I know that in the original copy of the book, Alex actually grew out of his per-say rebellious stage, and got a job and i think even started a family. I wouldn't know I haven't read the book, I just read that on Wikipedia. But in the movie it looked like he was still a sociopath and rapist at heart, implying you can't change the human nature of one person. If that doesn't remind you of The Joker, I don't know what will.
If you haven't seen this movie, and you are a huge Heath Ledger Joker fan like myself, I encourage you to go see it and watch it the who way through. Anyway I hope you enjoyed my very first article, and look forward to making more. Thanks for reading guys, and please I encourage you to leave you creative and interesting responses in the comment section. I would like to know what your thoughts are on this, because when I first read this I was amazed.