A Brief Survey of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ in Pop Culture

Good Bye, Lenin!

Wolfgang Becker’s German comedy/drama (featuring, incidentally, a protagonist named Alex) features a tribute to one of Clockwork Orange‘s most famous sequences (and one that was partially responsible for its original X rating): the fast-motion orgy, scored to the “William Tell Overture.” It is aped here, but with a far less sexy purpose.

These are just a few of the countless Clockwork references in music, film, and television over the past forty years — feel free to add in your own in the comments.