A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California

Snakes In Movies

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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
in Movies
Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas

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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
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Alex is a teenage boy who loves his pet Boa Constrictor named Basil that he keeps in a room-temperature drawer (no heating elements, water, or substrate was needed back in 1971.) He takes Basil out to let him play on a branch in front of a pornographic poster while he listens to a cassette tape of Beethoven. Alex is also a vicious thug who rapes girls and beats up people for fun. Maybe Kubrick meant us to see his fondness for a snake (and snakes almost always represent something evil in movies) as typical of his abnormal violent behavior. (The snake is not mentioned in the novel.) A comment on IMDB says that Kubrick added the snake because Malcolm McDowell, who plays Alex, was afraid of reptiles.

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