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Nineteen Eighty-Four (Special Edition)
MSMB ^ | October 14th, 2020 | Rob W. Case

Posted on 10/14/2020 7:27:35 PM PDT by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]

I don’t think it’s unusual to say that author George Orwell’s dystopian story of 1984 is the most intriguing, thought-provoking, frightening, and influential political work of fiction to ever hit bookshelves, media, and film. I think the reason as to why this is so, is because as human history continues to advance, we see numerous elements depicted within this story, play out in our society and in our everyday reality.

1984’s Influence in Politics:

Some of the terminologies used within both the book and the film are words that have seeped into our political discourse, so much so, that they have become mainstream, regularly used, and have a lasting impression on people when one becomes acquainted with them, and observe their realities play out in the political world. Think, for example, how often you hear the terms “Big-Brother”, “group-think,” “thought-crime,” and “newspeak” discussed in our society describing a political dynamic at play. When a person observes these, and other characteristics like these in the book or the film play out in reality, it is common to describe these attributes as “Orwellian”. When you describe something as “Orwellian”, people know what you are talking about.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Government; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1984; blogpimp; clickbait; control; orwell; polarization
The film "1984" may be one of the most influential depictions of British author George Orwell's work ever. it conveys his message, his warning, and the terror of the possibility in such a dynamic way. What's amazing is how relevant it still is to our political discourse today. How so? Today we look at Michael Radford's vision of George Orwell's 1984.
1 posted on 10/14/2020 7:27:35 PM PDT by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
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2 posted on 10/14/2020 7:38:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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I remember seeing this version on TV as a child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpGThhWTW2E


3 posted on 10/14/2020 7:40:37 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCJKskxf6CQ&list=RDJCJKskxf6CQ&start_radio=1&t=148


4 posted on 10/14/2020 7:43:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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I’ve been re-reading the book, hadn’t read it since high school (wonder if any high schools still assign it?)

If an updated version were written, Oceania would be the Americas and formerly Great Britain would be part of Eurasia. The book would be set in DC rather than London In Orwell’s Anglo centric world, tying Britain to the Americas made some semblance of sense, but not today. Amazing how quickly the Brits fell from world leadership to mohammedan cucks.

The rat party desires to be Amsoc and turn the US into Oceania. The physical torture and brainwashing inflicted on Winston Smith would be commonplace here. All that stands between is Donald Trump and the 2nd Amendment.


5 posted on 10/14/2020 8:11:11 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite its unfashionability)
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Just read the book.


6 posted on 10/14/2020 8:17:21 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA ("War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." - George Orwell, 1984)
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This looks like a theatrical production (seeing that it comes from Columbia Pictures). There was a BBC TV version of the story, but it, for me, was difficult to watch, mainly because the production values were so cheap and basic, that I couldn’t get into it from a dramatic standpoint. The cheapness of everything was way too distracting. The Michael Radford film has a much different feel to it. I could actually get into the drama. Suffice it to say, I bought the Blu-Ray and in its restoration, the film looked a lot “newer”. Is the 1956 version your favorite version?


7 posted on 10/14/2020 8:51:38 PM PDT by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
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8 posted on 10/14/2020 8:56:05 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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I like Edmund O’Brien as an actor, but the John Heard version is more bleak and startling.


9 posted on 10/14/2020 8:57:59 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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So very true in many ways. So very “on track” to the ultimate outcome. So current in regards to the dominating hardline forces within the party.


10 posted on 10/14/2020 9:04:12 PM PDT by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
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11 posted on 10/15/2020 1:33:39 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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Very recently, a Brooklyn College Mathematics Professor declared that '2+2=4' "Reeks of White Supremacist Patriarchy". I don't know if she had read the book, but her assertion that even simple arithmetic is a myth is troubling.
12 posted on 10/15/2020 1:44:18 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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The Blu-ray of the 1984 film version features the washed-out bleak look the director wanted. You can also watch it without the Eurythmics music (which is heard in the trailer) which the director did not want. Great film. Great visualization of the novel.


13 posted on 10/15/2020 5:48:57 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Does the left like anything about America?)
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I liked the 1984 movie version with Richard Burton. I thought it was quite true to Orwell’s novel. I recommend Orwell’s Animal Farm as a good read for junior high aged kids.
14 posted on 10/15/2020 10:57:40 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money." Margaret Thatche)
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