Nineteen Eighty-four

Nineteen Eighty-four

Streaming Video - 1985
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The classic George Orwell story set in a world where absolute conformity in action, word and thought including loyalty to Big Brother is demanded. In 1984, the world is divided into three vast states, whose inhabitants are dominated by all powerful governments. Winston, a worker, starts an illegal love affair with Julia, and becomes the target of a brain-washing campaign to force him to conform.

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what a downer the previous comment is. how does she look to herself in the mirror, with a candle glowing, rosacrucian style? this isn't the age of Victoria, any longer. no turning back, either. as to the movie, the actress looks exactly as I mind-pictured Julia, whilst reading the book. and John Hurt is one of the most highly regarded of actors.

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LauraSteinert
Oct 05, 2017

It takes place in the future--not 1984. It is nothing like 1984, the book. Lots of full-frontal nudity, which as usual is used mostly to get some audience--any audience is better than none. It is dark, without being moody; depressing, with no glimmer of joy; and bleak without offering hope. The acting wasn't very good because the director wanted them to either be wooden or manically erotic. It certainly speaks to the US government's war machine: let children go without education and food because we must defend ourselves--even if it is by inventing enemies that don't exist. Unless you are really bored, skip this one.

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