1984 ( Nineteen Eighty-Four ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3840

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 50

Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/1984

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Michael Radford

Actors: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, James Walker

Plot: George Orwell's novel is adapted once again: A totalitarian future society in which all news, information and even history is rewritten by those in charge. One of the bureaucrats in charge of this process commits the crime of falling in love and Big Brother isn't happy. -- Chris Kavan

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"1984" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/31/2012

In a totalitarian society that brands any dissent or emotional connection with another individual a "thought crime", a humble civil servant enters into a sexual relationship with a co-worker at the risk of cruel and unusual punishment. George Orwell's novel is the grandaddy of all dystopian fiction and virtually every sci-fi ever made on the subject owes a debt to it. It features a regime that employs propaganda, fictional "enemies of the state" and constant war to keep its citizens subjugated and is a frightening examination of the logical conclusion to fascism. The film obviously employs imagery derived from both Nazi and Stalinist propaganda and creates a chillingly believable world where freewill is outlawed. John Hurt gives yet another acting master class as the rebel without a …

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