A Clockwork Orange is a good example of the author (Anthony Burgess) seeing the trends in how society deals with youth criminals and gangs, predicts how the society will evolve into one of youth gangs owning the streets and having their way while good people hide inside or become victims of the monsters created by our own permissive attitudes.
It was pretty spot on if you look at how the UK has become and our own problems with youth gangs here in America. It’s a social commentary. The movie was pretty close to the book except that the main character Alex is only 15 in the book and kills a fellow inmate in prison.
The book is a great read too as it has an index that teaches you what the various slang terms mean and their origin.
I dropped in on my college in the '70's when Anthony Burgess addressed a 400-seat Mensa group citing the medicos who'd given him six months to live during which time he'd written six novels and a screenplay.
Hahaha, they said.
Now come the youth of the UK turning and burning to show the rich somethingmumblemumble.
Melanie Phillips' Londonistan meets Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange.
Something is happening here. More youth caterwauling; throw money.
Scarface is being played out in vastly less glamorous vignettes.
On the heels of the two thousand weapons Barky and Holder gave Sinaloan gangsters comes the report the DEA and FBI facilitate that group's business for information on the others.
From Ramos & Compean through Jesus Diaz to Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger.
From Superfly to Lord of the Flies.
Coming to a state fair near you.
Bob Dole asked, where is the outrage.
When the senators are turning on the spit, it'll be Crocodile Dundee: needs garlic.