• Does Alex really hold on his breath while he is beaten up by Dim and Georgie

    2 monthes ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    There is a scene in A Clockwork Orange I'm curious about how they done it. Alex is saved by two policemen who turn out to be Dim and Georgie. They drag Alex to the countryside, where they beat and nearly drown him.
    It looks like Alex is holding his breath the whole scene. Is this right? Also there is a cut after ~10 seconds. Maybe they give Alex the chance to take a breath with this cut.
    The scene is about 60 seconds. I think a average person can hold his breath about this time. But they shouldn't have to do it so.
    The scene I'm talking about:
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