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Syme (Character)
from 1984 (1984)

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  1. 1984 (1984) Played by James Walker
    ... aka "Nineteen Eighty-Four" - UK (original title)

  2. "Theatre 625"
        - The World of George Orwell: 1984 (1965) TV episode, Played by Cyril Shaps

  3. "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre"
        - Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) TV episode, Played by Donald Pleasence
  4. "Studio One in Hollywood"
    ... aka "Studio One" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Studio One Summer Theatre" - USA (summer title)
    ... aka "Summer Theatre" - USA (summer title)
    ... aka "Westinghouse Studio One" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Westinghouse Summer Theatre" - USA (summer title)
        - 1984 (1953) TV episode, Played by Peter Ostroff

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Quotes:
From 1984 (1984)
Winston Smith: How's the Newspeak Committee?
Syme: Working overtime. Plusbig waste is in adjectives. Plusbig waste is timing the language to scientific advance.
Winston Smith: ...yes.
Syme: It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. You wouldn't have seen the Dictionary 10th edition, would you Smith? It's that thick.
[illustrates thickness with fingers]
Syme: The 11th Edition will be that
[narrows fingers]
Syme: thick.
Winston Smith: So, The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect?
Syme: The secret is to move from translation, to direct thought, to automatic response. No need for self-discipline. Language coming from here
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