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Clockwork Orange, A (Antony Burgess) - Anachronism?
In his Introduction, Blake Morrision states that the book is set "somewhere in Europe, circa 1972". But when Alex and his droogs steal the car from the cinema car park, we're told it's a 95 model -- and I don't think Burgess meant 1895...
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An edition with the Blake Morrison intro (e.g. Penguin 1992)
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Eboreg Onxre on 06-28-2000
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the original Probe 16 (Durango 95) More at www.probe2001.com
the original Probe 16 (Durango 95) More at www.probe2001.com
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hahoon writes:
If you had actually read or studied the book you may have realized that it is actually a 'future dystopia' - it is Burgess' view on what the future will be like and so is set after 1995 - the car is a 95 model to help the reader to remember that it is set in what was the future in the 1960s (when the book was written).
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russj262 writes:
The Durango '95 (Concept Car's Centaur), 1975 I have done a little research on this and I believe the car is a Durango model 95. I have found one of the cars which is almost identical to the car in the movie, but it does not have pop-up headlights.
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Jeff writes:
It's the model of the car. This is from the movie script... Alex... The Durango 95 purred away real horrorshow.
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stacie_yates writes:
Perhaps it's meant to be part of the model name, like Olds 88 or Z23?
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Sako writes:
The Durango 95 was a real car called the M-505 Adams Brothers Probe 16. Only three were made in 1969. One was burned, one is still driving around somewhere and one is dissassembled. They had wooden chassis, and a 1.9 liter Austin four-cylinder.
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casburn writes:
the car is actually a Probe 16. only 3 were ever made in 1970. one still exists in canada
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Sako writes:
The Durango 95 was a real car made (probably) in England, in the 1960s. I have seen 2 or 3 rare examples.
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sitesister writes:
This seems fairly irrelevent since the book was published in the 60s (I think) and the film was made in 1971. The year 95 seems fairly irrelivent and is therefore likely to be the model, not the year.
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MarkCos writes:
Your comments show your lack of comprehension of the novel. The book takes place between the time periods of Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell--this novel was meant to be a stepping stone. It takes place in the future, geniuses. Ever think that the "circa 1972" comment could possibly be wrong? I wouldn't take anybody's opinion as fact unless Burgess came out and said it. The book takes place *far* in the future... Or does it?
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T.M writes:
maybe it's a Saab 95
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Hack Ace writes:
Too bad he didn't write Durango 98. This would have been errie too, as the Dodge Durango did not yet exist.
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