clockwork orange eyes held open
I didn’t expect to be smelling anything during the process, I was scared and intrigued all at the same time. After all I was getting surgery on my eyes, driving afterwords was out of the question. It is, of course, entirely possible that I am completely misremembering this scene, but that’s what I have carried around in my head for going on 30 years thinking it was from The Deer Hunter. The technique requires the subject to be strapped into a chair with their eyes held open while watching prepared films of violence under the influence of a purposely developed drug; in the film the drug given to Alex is named Serum 114, which is a reference to Kubrick's past film Dr. Strangelove, in which a device is called a CRM-114. For most of my life, I have believed that I saw part of The Deer Hunter on HBO when I was young, because I remembered a scene from it. Well, there’s A Clockwork Orange, where Alex’s “treatment” to make him non-violent involved having his eyes propped open so he can’t look away from the imagery he’s being shown. The doctor spoke to me briefly explaining the drops they were about to put in my eyes and I was handed over to a nurse who gave me a blue shower cap and blue foot covers to put over my shoes. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Still, that’s an interesting looking film. The scene is made to be as barbaric as possible to convince the audience that this technique is a Very Bad Thing. After a few minutes I was moved to another smaller much darker waiting room full of patients in an almost pitch black room the only light coming from a small TV playing the first twenty minutes of the movie Pitch Perfect. Could this be Dario Argento’s “Opera”. He then asked me to close my eyes as he taped the right and asked me to open my left to repeat the process. I found the "film" on TV on a Saturday morning. Even though I knew at some point my vision would go dark I still squeezed poncho. I asked a good friend of mine to give me a ride to and from my appointment. I didn’t mind it gave me some time to calm my nerves and see the world through my lenses one last time. It's the reason I could never wear contacts. The technique requires the subject to be strapped into a chair with their eyes held open while watching prepared films of violence under the influence of a purposely developed drug; in the film the drug given to Alex is named Serum 114, which is a reference to Kubrick's past film Dr. Strangelove, in which a device is called a CRM-114. The armies of both sides included Swiss mercenaries. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, Movie ID help? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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