Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pollock Theater


A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Screening format: DCP (136 Minutes)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Anthony Burgess (novel)

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

"Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven."

In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence," while jauntily warbling "Singin' in the Rain." After he's jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he's conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims.

The UCSB Script to Screen series is proud to present A Clockwork Orange. We are honored to have a post-screening Q&A with Malcolm McDowell, who will give rare insights into the actor's perspective of translating the script to the screen and provide keen advice for aspiring screenwriters about how to attract actors like himself to their characters.

The UCSB Script to Screen series examines the screenplay and its transition to the screen from the perspective of writers, directors, producers, editors, and actors.

UCSB Script to Screen is sponsored by the department of Film and Media Studies, The Carsey-Wolf Center, and The Scott Frank Fund for Screenwriting. It is hosted and executive-produced by the Pollock Theater Director, Matt Ryan, and produced by the Pollock Theater student staff.

A Clockwork Orange Movie Trailer

Anthony Burgess Discusses A Clockwork Orange

Malcolm McDowell is an English actor, known for his boisterous and sometimes villainous roles. He trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Throughout a career spanning over fifty years, McDowell has played various film roles across different genres as a character actor. He is perhaps best known for the controversial roles of Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971), the title character in Tinto Brass's Caligula (1979), and Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson's trilogy of if.... (1968), O Lucky Man! (1973), and Britannia Hospital (1982). He is also known for his work in Cat People (1982), Tank Girl (1995), the 2007 remake of Halloween, Easy A (2010), and The Artist (2011).

McDowell has had recurring roles in numerous TV shows, such as Star Trek Generations (1994), Entourage (2004), Heroes (2006), and The Mentalist (2008). He narrated the 1982 documentary The Compleat Beatles, and in recent years has become a prolific voice actor in films, TV shows, and video games. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Matthew Ryan started his academic career at NYU to run the Cantor Film Center, where he produced a range of events from a screening and Q&A with Martin Scorsese to a media conference with then President Bill Clinton. In 2008, he received a MFA in screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University.

Now, he is director of the amazing Pollock Theater. He pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which is a selective program offering industry-level experience to students interested in event planning and live TV production. The TV shows produced through this program have generated more than 10.6 million views on UCTV. Many of these episodes come from events in his own series, UCSB Script to Screen, including 12 Years a Slave with Oscar®-winner John Ridley and American Beauty with Oscar®-winning screenwriter Alan Ball.