Friday, 2 September 2011

A Clockwork Orange and teddy bears

A Youtube video that never ceases to cheer me up and make me laugh. It is a parody of a scene from A Clockwork Orange, obviously done by a big fan of the movie. To parodise something is to recognise its relevance, said someone, I don't remember who. The clip is both funny and unsettling, because it is so close to the original scene, the lines played with the exact tone and beat, with the same background music. Even the white teddy bear looks like Alex! And there is something fitting about the teddy bears: they are innocent just like Alex and like him are also feral animals. Parodies can also be full of symbolism and intertext. Enjoy this one.

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