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Snakes in Movies
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All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Dancing With Snakes
Giant Monster Snakes
Pet Snakes
Shooting Snakes
Snake Bites
Snake Charmers
Snake Face
Snake Fights
Snake People
SnakeSexploitation
Snakes In Trees
Snakes Run Amok
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
 
Kinds of Snakes
Rattlesnakes
Cobras
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas
Snakes in Movies
 
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
 
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Clockwork Orange Clockwork Orange  
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.