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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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O'Connor of the Inner Party
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R. Parsons (as Donald Pleasance)
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Ernest Clark ...
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Michael Ripper ...
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Ewen Solon ...
Outer Party Orator
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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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SEX OUTLAWED...in the terrifying world of tomorrow! See more »

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September 1956 (USA)  »

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Nel 2000 non sorge il sole  »

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Fred Berger was among those thought suitable for Charrington. See more »


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Symphony No.9 Fourth Movement
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Double good version of the Orwell classic
24 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Dingy, atmospheric version of George Orwells tale concerning two citizens of the New World Order involved in illicit, illegal love. Nothing is pretty in this story, and perhaps O'Brian and Sterling are a bit long in the tooth for the characters the author had in mind, however the superb dramatizations overcome any casting mishaps. The story of life in a totalitarian society rings chillingly familiar today. And, in the conclusion, to quote the poet laureate of our times, Todd Rundgren "Winston Smith Takes it on the Jaw Again!"


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