Nineteen Eighty-four

Nineteen Eighty-four

DVD - 2009
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Winston Smith endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labeled 'Ministry of Love', he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien, a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts and crush his soul.
Based on the novel by George Orwell.
Publisher: [South Korea] : Fondtree Entertainment, [2009]
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC N
Characteristics: video file,DVD Video,region ALL,rda
anamorphic widescreen version (16:9)
digital,optical,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
DVD-Video,4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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what a downer the previous comment is. how does she look to herself in the mirror, with a candle glowing, rosacrucian style? this isn't the age of Victoria, any longer. no turning back, either. as to the movie, the actress looks exactly as I mind-pictured Julia, whilst reading the book. and John Hurt is one of the most highly regarded of actors.

Oct 05, 2017

It takes place in the future--not 1984. It is nothing like 1984, the book. Lots of full-frontal nudity, which as usual is used mostly to get some audience--any audience is better than none. It is dark, without being moody; depressing, with no glimmer of joy; and bleak without offering hope. The acting wasn't very good because the director wanted them to either be wooden or manically erotic. It certainly speaks to the US government's war machine: let children go without education and food because we must defend ourselves--even if it is by inventing enemies that don't exist. Unless you are really bored, skip this one.


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