On an Alternate Clockwork Orange

You learn something new every day.

Mick Jagger wanted to star as Alex in A Clockwork Orange.

The Beatles wanted to compose the film’s soundtrack.

So says a letter from Mick Jagger’s manager, dating back to 1968. He was writing to John Schlesigner, the director attached to A Clockwork Orange.

Schlesinger passed on the project, and the involvement of Jagger and the Beatles passed along with him.

What a vastly different film that would have been.

I can almost imagine the Beatles’ Lord of the Rings film.

I can’t quite imagine this alternate Clockwork Orange, though.

2 thoughts on “On an Alternate Clockwork Orange

  1. I almost have glimpses. But it’s putting Jagger in Malcolm McDowell’s place in Kubrick’s film, and I know that’s not right. That’s not how the film would have been made with Schlesinger at the helm. There are things I can see, but then they fade away, fleeting images of a movie that never was.

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