Show Business: Clockwork Clipped

Like its savage anti-hero Alex, A Clockwork Orange will soon be subjected to a tiny taste of the Ludovico Technique—that brain-blowing treatment that was to rid Alex of his sado-sexual violence. At the end of next month the Stanley Kubrick film will be temporarily withdrawn from theaters to allow the censors' scissors to transform it from an X- to an R-rated movie (children under 17 admitted with parent or guardian). After 60 days Clockwork will emerge from the Motion Picture Association of America's purification rite shorn of its scarlet letter, and two "explicit" sex scenes totaling 30 seconds. One is a...

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