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Nineteen Eighty Four

Year: 1984
Director: Michael Radford
Writer: George Orwell
Cast: John Hurt, Richard Burton
Filmed in London around the time Orwell set the story (April and May 1984), this bleak and faithful homage to his vision is more ideology and metaphor than story and in some ways is all the more entertaining for being so, portraying the core of a society rather than Winston Smith's lone struggle. Some very effective touches, like the neverending WW2 style recordings supposed to rouse national pride against the enemies by the endless and grating quoting of war production figures.

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