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A Clockwork Orange Trivia  
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

I've put together some trivia questions regarding one of my favorite films (and books), A Clockwork Orange. 1971, directed by Stanley Kubrick, book by Anthony Burgess. Will post answers in a few days. These go roughly from easy to harder, I hope.

1. What is the name of the bar where Alex and his droogies hang out and get hyped up for some ultraviolence?

2. What is the name of the other bar where they nurse their wounds following Alex's attack on them while walking by the water?

3. What model car do they steal and play "hogs of the road"?

4. What is the license plate number (sorry, forgot what you Brits call it)?

5. What three "bands" does the brunette "popsicle girl" ask Alex if he is looking for at the record store?

6. What shameless self-promotion does Kubrick include in the record store scene?

7. What is the combination to the lock on Alex's bedroom door?

8. How many times does Alex use the word "welly" in addressing his droogs following the threesome bedroom scene?

9. What artists painting is used in the film when Alex kills the "cat lady" (the moment he hits her with the phallus)?

10. Alex refers to Billy Boy as: ...thou _____ bottle of _____, _____ _____ _____.

Extra Credit: What is Alex's prison number in the film? What is it in the book?

Have fun. Obviously, these are easy enough to figure out if you watch the film/read the book. How many can you get from memory?

Logan



[Edited 2004-11-15 21:14:37]

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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5361 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Ones I can get from memory

1) The Korova Milk Bar
3) Durango 95
5) Goggly Gogol and Johnny Shivago are the two I remember
6) One of the records is the soundtrack to 2001
8) Six
10) globby bottle of cheap stinking chip oil



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Alright Garnetpalmetto, you've obviously seen this more than once! Very impressive, although I would spell it Zhivago.

BTW, I fixed the start of the Billy Boy quote. It's THOU globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil. A real classic. I use it sparingly in casual conversation.

Of course, if you look at the replies, the answers are easier. That is, if you think they're correct.

Logan


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9775 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2865 times:
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Haven't looked at any replies above...this is what I can get spur of the moment:

1. What is the name of the bar where Alex and his droogies hang out and get hyped up for some ultraviolence?
Korova Milkbar

2. What is the name of the other bar where they nurse their wounds following Alex's attack on them while walking by the water?
Damn, I should know this

3. What model car do they steal and play "hogs of the road"?
Durango

4. What is the license plate number (sorry, forgot what you Brits call it)?

5. What three "bands" does the brunette "popsicle girl" ask Alex if he is looking for at the record store?
Johnny Zhivago, Something Holliday, the something Five?

6. What shameless self-promotion does Kubrick include in the record store scene?


7. What is the combination to the lock on Alex's bedroom door?

8. How many times does Alex use the word "welly" in addressing his droogs following the threesome bedroom scene?
"welly welly well"

9. What artists painting is used in the film when Alex kills the "cat lady" (the moment he hits her with the phallus)?

10. Alex refers to Billy Boy as: ...thou _____ bottle of _____, _____ _____ _____.

Extra Credit: What is Alex's prison number in the film? What is it in the book?

Ah well, it's been awhile since I last saw or read it.

~Vik




"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
User currently offlineVulindlela From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

I am glad to see this, but I don't think I can answer any of the remaining questions.
(except his prison # is 655321, or as they say it: 6 double-5 321)  Smile

I love Anthony Burgess. I also think this was a good movie, even though Burgess himself hated it. Has anybody read his book "The Wanting Seed"?

-Kevin



"If you take everything I've accomplished in my entire life and condense it down into 1 day, it looks decent!"
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13166 posts, RR: 78
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Not yet answered;

2. The Duke Of New York

5. One of the bands was The Heaven 17's, in the 1980's there was a group called Heaven 17, clearly inspired by the film.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

GDB: Yarbles, great bolshy yarblockos to you! (my favorite line from the film)

Now we need the license plate #, the combination to Alex's door, the artist (surprised no one remembers this), and Alex's prison # from the BOOK (it's different than the # in the film).

Logan


User currently offlineVulindlela From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

Oh sorry-I meant the # from the movie. Didn't know it was different in the book.

-Kevin



"If you take everything I've accomplished in my entire life and condense it down into 1 day, it looks decent!"
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Here's a question for you all: What the hell is up with all the Russian words the writers managed to slip into the dialogue?


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineVulindlela From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

LY744-
Anthony Burgess used Russian as a basis for a made up English slang. Burgess loved using foreign-language jokes in his books. He spoke many languages himself, including Russian, German, and Malay.
In his book "The Doctor is Sick", the main character is a professor of linguistics, and it is a theme that is found in every one of his books I have read.

-Kevin



"If you take everything I've accomplished in my entire life and condense it down into 1 day, it looks decent!"
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Thanks Kevin.


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

Thought I'd give the answers; many of these were correctly answered by Garnetpalmetto, with some help by GDB, Vikkyvik, and Vulindlela.

1. What is the name of the bar where Alex and his droogies hang out and get hyped up for some ultraviolence?

The Korova Milkbar

2. What is the name of the other bar where they nurse their wounds following Alex's attack on them while walking by the water?

The Duke of New York

3. What model car do they steal and play "hogs of the road"?

Durango 95

4. What is the license plate number (sorry, forgot what you Brits call it)?

DAV485Q - there must be some significance to this (?). Any thoughts?

5. What three "bands" does the brunette "popsicle girl" ask Alex if he is looking for at the record store?

Johnny Zhivago, The Googly Gogols, The Heaven 17s.

6. What shameless self-promotion does Kubrick include in the record store scene?

2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack on display at counter.

7. What is the combination to the lock on Alex's bedroom door?

17-34-89

8. How many times does Alex use the word "welly" in addressing his droogs following the threesome bedroom scene?

Six. I love saying welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly well.

9. What artists painting is used in the film when Alex kills the "cat lady" (the moment he hits her with the phallus)?

Roy Lichstenstein

10. Alex refers to Billy Boy as: ...thou _____ bottle of _____, _____ _____ _____.

Come and get one in the yarbles, if you've got any yarbles, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil!

Extra Credit: What is Alex's prison number in the film? What is it in the book? Film: 655321; book: 6655321.

I was cured alright!
Logan


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5361 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

Also, LY744, A Clockwork Orange takes place in a dystopian setting where (presumable) Soviet-style Communism won out and, thus, the Russian language would creep into the English language and form a hybrid known as "Nadsat."


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

I see Garnetpalmeto, it's all coming together now.  Smile (Watched the movie for the first time last night)


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

I've actually spent some time trying to define some of these slang words, like rookers (hands), kroovy (bloody), yahzick (tongue), razoodocks (minds)...the list goes on and on. I'd like to put together a dictionary from use of the words in the context of the story, or find on already done. Most of them seem very British to me, although some, like ptitsa, devochka, and spatchka seem Russian in derivation. Does anyone know of a Nadsat dictionary and where to get it?

Thanks,

Logan


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13166 posts, RR: 78
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Burgess wrote the book in the early 60's, it was partly 'inspired' by a vicious attack and rape on his first wife in WW2, carried out by a gang of G.I.s (at least one of whom was subsequently hanged).
To avoid censorship, that still persisted in those days (this was just before the 'Lady Chatterlee's Lover' court case) Burgess devised 'Nadsat'.


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2756 times:

Logan: http://www.clockworkorange.com/nadsat.shtml They are essentially all Russian in origin, some are just butchered more than others.  Big grin


LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2755 times:

LY744: Hey, thanks for that link. A quick look through indicates a fairly good list, but some are misspelled, and others missing (e.g., kashtook (bandage)). Other definitions are subject to interpretation. A great starting point, though. Thanks again,

Logan


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