Before I get into the adaptations, I want to mention two things about Burgess’s novella that may be relevant to our discussion. The first is the issue of the multiple endings. The first American printing of the novella omits the final chapter, ending, as the film does, with Alex declaring himself “cured” of his aversion to violence and sex. In the final chapter, Alex goes on to find himself “like growing up”, and taking less pleasure from ultraviolence than from gazing at a picture of “a baby gurgling goo goo”. This additional episode seems to collapse the moral conundrum of the novella in favor of letting people like Alex simply outgrow their violent urges. The reason why this chapter was omitted is not totally clear, but it appears to have been a decision by the publisher.
The second issue is the one of language. The novella is written in an invented dialect called Nadsat that Burgess claimed, in the preface to the 1986 Norton edition, “was meant to muffle the raw response we expect from pornography”, a decision that he retrospectively characterized as “cowardice” (x). The film adapts some of the slang from the book, but the result is different from the disorienting effect of the language of the novella.
In addition to Kubrick’s film, there have been several stage adaptations, some of which were based on a script written by Burgess. Wikipedia has a decent enough overview of them, so I won’t bother repeating it:
Burgess’s play script was published under the title A clockwork orange : a play with music based on his novella of the same name. It can be found at NYPL and Columbia.
Andy Warhol’s unauthorized 1965 adaptation, Vinyl, can be found on YouTube:
There was a MAD magazine parody called A Crockwork Lemon published in 1973. There are scans here:
The Simpsons has referenced/parodied the Kubrick version of A Clockwork Orange numerous times. Here is a supercut of a few examples (unfortunately pretty badly transferred):
There is also a “reenactment” of the Kubrick film by “30 Second Bunnies Theatre”:
Here is “A Clockwork Orange County”, which is a mashup of A Clockwork Orange with the 2002 movie Orange County:
There is also a 2010 documentary about the 1980s West-coast punk scene called Clockwork Orange County, but it doesn’t seem to have much to do with the novella/film. It could probably be gotten by ILL. There is a review here:
Finally, here is a recut of the Kubrick film in which the much-maligned song “Friday” by Rebecca Black causes Alex to jump out the window: