Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

George Orwell's terrifying vision comes to the screen.

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Dec 30, 2022

100 Years of Dystopia Series Episode 3

Big Brother Is Listening.  Why not you?

Author George Orwell saw the totalitarian dictators of the 1940s successfully conditioning the masses into accepting endless war as an eternal reality by the year 1984. Can meek propaganda writer John Hurt (Alien) evade the cameras and act on the salacious thoughtcrimes he has for mysterious co-worker Julia without being hauled away and shot? And when did those “Sweet Dreams” the Eurythmics sang about turn into such ghastly “Sexcrimes”?  Help Now Playing fight the oppression of corporate podcasting by becoming a Gold Level Donor today. 

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Movie Details

Series
100 Years of Dystopia
Original Title
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Title
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Director
Michael Radford
Author
Producer
Al Clark, Robert Devereux, Simon Perry
Writer
Actors
John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, James Walker, Andrew Wilde, David Cann, Peter Frye, Roger Lloyd Pack, David Trevena, Anthony Benson, Phyllis Logan, Garry Cooper, Rupert Baderman, Corinna Seddon, Martha Parsey, Merelina Kendall, P.J. Nicholas, Lynne Radford, Pip Donaghy, Shirley Stelfox, Janet Key, Hugh Walters, John Hughes, Robert Putt, Christine Hargreaves, Matthew Scurfield, John Golightly, Rolf Saxon, Ole Oldendorp, Eddie Stacey, Norman Bacon, John Foss, Carey Wilson, Mitzi McKenzie, Pam Gems, Joscik Barbarossa, John Boswall, Bob Flag, Keith Gale, Annie Lennox, Lucien Morgan, Michael Munn, Jason Savage, Fred Wood
Runtime
1 h 53 min
Release Date
10 October 1984
Genres
Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Overview
George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

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