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1984 (1956)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  September 1956 (USA)
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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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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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September 1956 (USA)  »

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Nel 2000 non sorge il sole  »

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1.37 : 1
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Nina Parry and Cheryl Molineaux were considered for the role of Selina. See more »

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Referenced in This Time Tomorrow (2012) See more »

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Symphony No.5: Second Movement
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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I've NEVER forgotten this movie.
23 June 1999 | by (Deltona, Florida) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young boy,and at the time I was very naive as to what they meant by "Big Brother" Many people to day, in particular the young, do not know the real meaning to Big Brother. Another name for it is the "New World Order" As in the Bible,you will have a noticeable stamp on your body in order to buy food or what have you. And your whereabouts will be monitored. And for this reason, I've NEVER forgotten this movie. It's a must see film by those that are as naive as I was,when I was a young boy.


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