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1984 ()

Nineteen Eighty-Four (original title)
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In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations.
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Winston Smith
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O'Brien
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Julia
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Charrington
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Parsons
James Walker ...
Syme
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Tillotson
David Trevena ...
Tillotson's Friend
David Cann ...
Martin
Anthony Benson ...
Jones
Peter Frye ...
Rutherford
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Waiter
Rupert Baderman ...
Winston Smith as a Boy
Corinna Seddon ...
Winston's Mother
Martha Parsey ...
Winston's Sister
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Mrs. Parsons
P.J. Nicholas ...
William Parsons
Lynne Radford ...
Susan Parsons
Pip Donaghy ...
Inner Party Speaker
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The Whore
Janet Key ...
The Instructress
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Artsem Lecturer
John Hughes ...
Man in White Coat
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Shouting Prole
Christine Hargreaves ...
Soup Lady
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Guard
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Guard
John Golightly ...
Patrolman
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Patrolman
Ole Oldendorp ...
Eurasian Soldier
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Executioner
Norman Bacon ...
Man on Station Platform
John Foss ...
Youth Leader
Carey Wilson ...
Party Member
Mitzi McKenzie ...
Party Member
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The Telescreen Announcer (voice)
Pam Gems ...
The Washerwoman
Joscik Barbarossa ...
Aaronson
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Goldstein
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Big Brother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Gale ...
Prole (uncredited)
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Woman at rally (uncredited)
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Ministery Worker (uncredited)
Michael Munn ...
Interrogation Room Soldier (uncredited)
Peter Ross-Murray ...
Worker (uncredited)
Jason Savage ...
Child at Rally (uncredited)
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Prol (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Radford ... (directed by)

Written by

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Michael Radford ... (written by)
 
George Orwell ... (novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four")

Produced by

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Richard Branson ... associate producer (uncredited)
Al Clark ... co-producer
John Davis ... associate producer
Robert Devereux ... co-producer
Simon Perry ... producer (produced by)
Marvin J. Rosenblum ... executive producer

Music by

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Dominic Muldowney ... (music)

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Roger Deakins ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tom Priestley

Editorial Department

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Nicolette Bolgar ... assistant editor
Neil Farrell ... assistant editor
Nicolas Gaster ... associate editor
Simon Harris ... assistant editor
Éva Martin ... assistant editor (as Eva Martin)
Polly Moseley ... associate editor

Casting By

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Rebecca Howard

Production Design by

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Allan Cameron

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Martyn Hebert ... (as Martin Hebert)
Grant Hicks

Costume Design by

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Emma Porteous

Makeup Department

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Anna Dryhurst ... makeup artist
Paula Gillespie ... hairdressing supervisor
Mary Hillman ... makeup supervisor
Stephanie Kaye ... hairdresser
Debbie Scragg ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Tony Hopkins ... production supervisor: Wiltshire
Gladys Pearce ... production manager
Paul Shersby ... unit manager
Paul Sparrow ... production manager: second unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephen Brown ... assistant director: Wiltshire locations
John Dodds ... second assistant director
David Keating ... assistant director (as Dave Keating)
Patrick Kinney ... third assistant director
Crispin Reece ... assistant director: Wiltshire locations
Chris Rose ... first assistant director
Kevin Westley ... additional third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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John Allenby ... property master
Eddie Andres ... art department assistant
Royce Baxter ... draughtsman
Mark Fruin ... propman
John Godfrey ... construction manager
Amanda Grenville ... art department assistant
Harry Harrison ... stand-by crew
Jeff Khan ... stand-by crew
Pat Lynch ... stand-by crew
Kieron Mcnamara ... chargehand propman (as Kieron Macnamara)
Simon Murton ... sketch artist
Mark Raggett ... assistant art director
Peter Rutherford ... production buyer
Tony Strong ... scenic artist
Sid Sutton ... graphic designer
Bill Wolohan ... stand-by crew

Sound Department

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Bill Barringer ... assistant sound editor
Gerry Bates ... sound assistant
Joe Gallagher ... assistant sound editor
Derek Holding ... dialogue editor
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer: Twickenham Film Studios
Colin Miller ... sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue ... dubbing mixer: Twickenham Film Studios
Trevor Pyke ... re-recording mixer
Guido Reidy ... boom operator
Bryan Tilling ... effects editor
Bruce White ... sound mixer

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David Scholefield ... special effects assistant
Ian Scoones ... special effects supervisor
Andrew Thompson ... special effects technician
Chris Verner ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Ray Caple ... matte artist
Alan Church ... optical effects (uncredited)
Tony Willis ... effects cameraman (uncredited)

Stunts

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Terry Cade ... stunts
Eddie Stacey ... stunt coordinator
Terry Walsh ... stunt coordinator
Bill Weston ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Ainslie ... focus puller
Mike Andrews ... camera grip
Roger Deakins ... camera operator
John Haylen ... chargehand electrician
John Higgins ... chief electrician
Michael James ... chargehand electrician
Dick Pope ... camera operator: second unit
Sarah Quill ... still photographer
Andrew Speller ... camera operator: second unit / senior focus puller
Phil St. John ... supervising rigger
Fraser Taggart ... clapper loader
Billy Brooks ... additional electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jane Arnell ... assistant casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John Brady ... wardrobe supervisor
Cynthea Dowling ... wardrobe assistant
Philippe Pickford ... wardrobe supervisor
Noel Radford ... wardrobe assistant
Colin Wilson ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Richard Craven ... location manager

Music Department

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Dick Lewzey ... mixer: CTS Studios

Script and Continuity Department

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Margaret Waldie ... continuity: second unit
Ene Watts ... continuity

Additional Crew

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Beryl Brown ... assistant accountant
Lynne Buckley ... unit nurse
Simon Cellan Jones ... production runner (as Simon Cellan-Jones)
Paul Collard ... original research: Kay Laboratories
David Corke ... rat handler
Robin Dalton ... project development
Mary Davies ... assistant to producer
Jonathan Gems ... additional script material
John Hemmings ... laboratory executive: Kay Laboratories
Sandra Nixon ... cashier
Sarah O'Brien ... production assistant
Sarah Rains ... cutting room runner
Jack Ross ... crowd coordinator
Jack Smith ... production accountant
Charles Staffell ... technical supervisor
Rebecca Starr ... accounts secretary
Sue Sudbury ... film researcher
Ann Tasker ... unit publicist
Margaret Waldie ... production coordinator
Gerard Wall ... floor runner
Jonathan Dana ... studio executive (uncredited)

Thanks

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Richard Burton ... with love and admiration: 1925-1984
Burton W. Kanter ... special thanks
Gina Rosenblum ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Longing for freedom, the lowly bureaucrat of the Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith, summons up the courage to write down his unspoken desires in his little secret diary. Serving silently at the pleasure of the grim, autocratic hyper-state of Oceania, Smith knows that the English Socialist Party's supreme leader, the omnipotent Big Brother, watches his every move, condemning the already terrified people into a life of slavery. Under those dire circumstances--as the totalitarian government's suffocating stranglehold tightens more and more--Julia, another equally seditious party member, crosses paths with Winston, and a dangerous clandestine affair begins. Now, there's no turning back, and, sooner or later, the illicit couple will have to pay for its hideous crimes against the dictatorial state. What makes a good citizen? Written by Nick Riganas

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Also Known As
  • 1984 (United Kingdom)
  • 1984 (United Kingdom, English title)
  • 1984 (United States)
  • 1984 (World-wide, English title)
  • 1984 (France)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Budget GBP3,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia In poor health during most of the filming, Richard Burton had great difficulty remembering his lines and sometimes had to film a scene dozens of times before he could get it right. The scene in O'Brien's apartment where O'Brien is talking to Winston about Goldstein's book took a record of forty-one takes for Burton to say his speech without fumbling his lines. See more »
Goofs After the rack torture scene, O'Brien removes Winston's front tooth. Later, in the rat mask torture scene, his tooth is back again. (In the book, Winston is given dentures after O'Brien pulled the tooth, but this was not explained in the movie.) See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Eurythmics: Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four) (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Oceania,'Tis For Thee See more »
Crazy Credits "This film was photographed in and around London during the period April-June 1984, the exact time and setting imagined by the author." See more »
Quotes Winston Smith: [reads from Goldstein's book] "In accordance to the principles of Doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor. A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects. And its object is not victory over Eurasia or Eastasia, but to keep the very structure of society intact." Julia? Are you awake? There is truth, and there is untruth. To be in a minority of one doesn't make you mad.
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