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1984 (1956)

George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

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Winston Smith of the Outer Party
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O'Connor of the Inner Party
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Julia of the Outer Party
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Charrington the Junk Shop Owner
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Jones
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R. Parsons (as Donald Pleasance)
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Selina Parsons
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Outer Party Announcer
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Inner Party Official
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Rutherford
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Outer Party Orator
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Outer Party Orator
Kenneth Griffith ...
Prisoner (as Kenneth Griffiths)
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In a futuristic, state-run society controlled by "Big Brother" in which love is outlawed, employee of the state Winston Smith falls for Julia, and is tortured and brainwashed for his crime. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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In PR and other cast lists the character that Patrick Allen plays is listed as playing Inner Party Official, but in production paperwork he is called Faber. See more »

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Referenced in Trolls (2016) See more »

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Symphony No.5: Second Movement
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Loved the movie, want a copy
8 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw the movie once back in 1968 or so and thought it was great. Don't know how I'd view it now but I have never had any desire to see the remake. The fact that the movie is in black and white still leaves a very visual impression of the stark, bare lives people like Winston Smith led. No color in their lives and certainly no color in their thoughts was the order of their day. I think the film captured that along with the idea that their technology available was also unenlightening. It served only one purpose and that was to control. I don't think I would be as impressed if the movie were made today. Our technology is too sophisticated. In the original version, less is more.


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