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George Orwell: A Life in Pictures (2003)

Dramatised biography of writer George Orwell.

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Chris Durlacher

Writers:

Chris Durlacher (screenplay), Paul Whittington (screenplay)
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Chris Langham ... George Orwell
Michael Fenton Stevens Michael Fenton Stevens ... Why I Write Questions
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Derek Savage
Andrew Bone Andrew Bone ... Alex Comfort
Mary Roscoe Mary Roscoe ... Eileen Blair
Rebecca Front ... Jura Interviewer
Barbara Flynn ... Self - Narrator (voice)
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Dramatised biography of writer George Orwell.

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Brave and original
21 November 2004 | by DadgeSee all my reviews

Although he only died fifty or so years ago, no film exists of George Orwell. Given that (if he'd been active a decade or two later) there could just as easily have been a considerable Orwell video archive, the filmmakers have gone ahead and created one, based on his writings and audio recordings. It's a serious endeavour which goes a long way to helping a young, modern audience better understand Orwell. The variety of invented films is impressive.

Although a serious, semi-educational project, the choice of Langham to play the great man, as well as the Zelig-like quality of the film, gives it a wry humour: it's not taking itself _too_ seriously. Langham is well cast; he isn't a brilliant actor but he does a respectable job.


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UK

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English

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14 June 2003 (UK) See more »

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