I must begin with two apologies, this update is late and the sync dates don't appear on the last entry for July. Don't know what happened, I did them, maybe they weren't saved properly. I wish I had a staff I could blame it on, maybe I should make one up. Anyway, I'll try to do better in July which is already upon us. Part five of Julli Kearns shot-by-shot analysis which covers the events of July can be found here. She has some interesting research on Serum 114 amongst her many astute observations.
As to what's happening, it's a grim watch. We shift from Alex's violence to state violence. There's a clear suggestion that the films Alex is being shown are not fakes. Now the misery is being inflicted by men and women in white coats in the name of science. The summary has the scene changes, the bold numbers in the script below signal the changes day by day. If you've stumbled on this by accident (traveller, you are very lost indeed), then it all relates to this.
1st July - Ludovico exterior
2 -7 - Ludovico project entrance lobby
8- 11 - Alex's room at the Ludovico project
12 - 20 -Cinema (includes first two Ludovico films)
21 - 23 Alex's room
24 - 25 - Nazi war film with voice-over
26 - 31 - Cinema
July day by day
INT. LUDOVICO CENTRE RECEPTION DESK – DAY
next morning I was taken to the
Medical Facility, outside the
centre, and I felt a malenky bit sad
to say goodbye to the old Staja, as
always will when you leave a place
like gotten used to.
Guard briskly leads the way for Alex and escort. They move
reception hall where the Doctor stands.
like an RSM)
Halt the prisoner. Good morning,
I'm Chief Officer Barnes. I've got
on a transfer from Parkmoor to the
morning, we've been expecting you.
Guard checks the name from his clipboard.
Dr. Alcott. Are you prepared to
the prisoner, sir?
Well, 3 I wonder if you'd mind signing these
you, sir. There, sir... there,4 and
sir... and there.5 Thank you, sir.
escort move forward. Halt. Excuse
sir. Is that the officer that is to
charge of the prisoner, sir?
nods. Officer steps forward.
might offer a word of advice, Doc.
have to watch this one. A right
bastard he has been, and will be
In spite all his sucking up to the
Chaplain and reading the Bible.
think we can manage things. Charlie,
you show the young man to his room
sir. Come this way, please.
exits with Officer.
ALEX'S ROOM – LUDOVICO CENTRE – DAY
finishing breakfast tray in bed.
bright and cheery.
Branom, a tall woman in her fifties, enters with nurse
a sterile tray.
morning, Alex, my name is Dr. Branom.
Doctor Brodsky's assistant.
Morning, Missus.8 Lovely day, isn't
it is. May I take this
removes his tray.
you feeling this morning?
In a few minutes, you'll meeting Dr.
and we'll begin your treatment.
a very lucky boy to have been
realise all that, Missus, and I'm very
to all concerned. 9
going to friends now, sir.
hope so, Missus.
inserts a needle into the medicine vial.
the hypo for then? Going to send me
no, nothing of the sort.
will it be then?
like that. You are a little
so after each meal were
to give you a shot. Roll over on
right side please, loosen your pajama
pants 10 and pull them half-way down.
does, somewhat reluctantly. She gives him a shot in the bum.
exactly is the treatment here going
quite simple really. Were just going
show you some films.
mean like going to the pictures?
that's good. I like to viddy the old
now and again.
AUDIO VISUAL LUDOVICO CENTRE – DAY
setting. Alex is bound in a examination chair in front
large video screen. A white-coated Technician is strapping
head to a medical device.
then carefully attaches the eyelid locking to Alex's eyes.
viddy films I would. Where I was taken
brothers, was like no cine I'd been in
I was bound up in a straight#jacket and my guliver was strapped to a
with like wires running away from
it. 12 Then they clamped like lidlocks on my
so I could not shut them no matter
hard I tried. It seemed a bit crazy to
but I let them get on with what they
to get on with. If I was to be a
young malchick in a fortnight's time,
would put up with much in the meantime,
the back of the auditorium are ten or fifteen solemn medical
in white coats watching the proceedings and
taking notes. A film begins showing on the screen.
Technician drops eyedrops into Alex's eyes.
being beaten by four toughs wearing white.
kicks, grunts, blood. 14
far the first film was a very good
piece of cine, looked like it
done in Hollywood.
moans, kicks, punches.
sounds were real horroshow. You could
the screams and moans very
and you could even get the heavy
and panting of the tolchocking
at the same time. And then, what
you know, soon our dear old friend, the
red vino on tap. The same in all
like it's put out by the same big
began to flow. It was beautiful.
funny how the colors of the real
only seem really real when you viddy
on a screen.
kicks, punches, groans, thumps.
being beaten, raped by six toughs.
music, laughing, grunts, heavy breathing.
all the time I was watching this, I
was 16 beginning to get very aware of like
feeling all that well, but I tried to
this, concentrating on the next
which jumped right away on a young
who was being given the old in#out, in-out, first by one malchick,
another, 17 then another. This seemed real,
real, though if you thought about it
you couldn't imagine lewdies
agreeing to having all this done
them in a film, and if these films were
by the good, or the State, you
imagine them being allowed to
these films, without like interfering
what was going on.
it came to the sixth or seventh
leering and smecking and then
into it, I began to feel really
But I could not shut my glazzies and
if I tried to move 18 my glazballs about
still not get out of the line of fire of
squirming and retching.
Brodsky clears his throat and quietly addresses his collegues
in the back of the room.
soon now 19 the drug will cause the
to experience a death-like
together with deep feelings of
and helplessness. One of our
test subjects described it as
like death, a sense of stifling and
and it is during this period we
found the subject will make his most
associations between his
experience and environment
the violence he sees.
retching violently and struggling against his strait jacket.
me be sick... I want to get up. Get me
to be sick in... Stop the
Please stop it... I can't stand it
more. Stop it please... please.
ALEX'S ROOM – LUDOVICO – DAY
that was a very promising start. By
calculations, you should be starting to
alright again. Yes? Dr. Brodsky's
with you. Now tomorrow there'll be
sessions, of course, morning and
mean, I have to viddy two sessions in
imagine you'll be feeling a little bit
by the end of the day. But we have to
hard on you. You have to be cured.
it was horrible.
of course, it was horrible. Violence
very horrible thing. That's what
learning now. Your body is learning
just don't understand about feeling sick
way I did. I never used to feel sick
I used to feel like the very
opposite.22 I mean, doing it or watching it,
used to feel real horrorshow. I just
understand why, how or what.
felt ill this afternoon because you're
better. You see, when we're
we respond to the presence of the
with fear and nausea. You're
healthy that's all. By this time
you'll be healthier still. 23
AUDIO VISUAL LUDOVICO CENTRE – DAY
retching and screaming – restrained again by a straight#jacket.
24 (Nazi war film playing) ALEX
was the next day, brothers, and I had
done my best, morning and afternoon,
play it their way and sit like a
co-operative malchick in the
of torture, while they flashed nasty
of ultra-violence on the screen.; 26
not on the soundtrack, my brothers.
only sound being music. Then I noticed
all my pain and sickness what music it
that like cracked and boomed. It was
van – 9th symphony, 4th movement. 27
it... stop it, please!!! I beg of
It's a sin!!! It's a sin!!! It's a
leans forward and turns down the sound.
all this about sin?
Using Ludwig van like that! He
no harm to anyone. Beethoven just
you referring to the background score?
heard Beethoven before?
keen on music?
do you think about that, Dr. Brodsky?
can't be helped. Here's your punishment
perhaps. The Governor ought to be
I'm sorry, Alex, this is for
own good, 30 you'll have to bear with us
needn't take it any further, sir.
proved to me 31 that all this ultra#violence and killing is wrong and
I've learned my lesson, sir. I see
what I've never seen before I'm cured,
not cured yet, my boy.