History Literature / NineteenEightyFour

8th May '18 11:08:45 AM Smeagol17
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Two film versions were made, in 1956 and (appropriately) 1984. The 1956 version was directed by [[Film/LogansRun Michael Anderson]] and featured Edmond O'Brien, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Jan Sterling and Creator/MichaelRedgrave; one of the deeply ironic things about it was that the CIA [[http://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/18/books/how-the-cia-played-dirty-tricks-with-culture.html changed the film]] to [[{{Irony}} suit the needs of the government]]. The brilliant and depressing 1984 version of ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'', starring Creator/JohnHurt as Winston and Creator/RichardBurton in his final role as O'Brien, with a soundtrack by Music/{{Eurythmics}}, is far more true to the original novel, but is often compared unfavorably to Terry Gilliam's surreal dystopian movie ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' (which came out one year later, in 1985), which takes a much more subversive and [[BlackComedy blackly humorous]] view of Orwell's themes. According to Website/IMDb, Creator/TimBurton is working on another adaptation of this novel. In 2013, this novel was adapted into stage in West End, with a Broadway run premiering in June 2017. Other [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four_in_other_media adaptations]] include audio dramas, an operatic production, and a ballet.

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Two film versions were made, in 1956 and (appropriately) 1984. The 1956 version was directed by [[Film/LogansRun Michael Anderson]] and featured Edmond O'Brien, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Jan Sterling and Creator/MichaelRedgrave; one of the deeply ironic things about it was that the CIA [[http://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/18/books/how-the-cia-played-dirty-tricks-with-culture.html changed the film]] to [[{{Irony}} suit the needs of the government]]. The brilliant and depressing 1984 version of ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'', starring Creator/JohnHurt as Winston and Creator/RichardBurton in his final role as O'Brien, with a soundtrack by Music/{{Eurythmics}}, is far more true to the original novel, but is often compared unfavorably to Terry Gilliam's surreal dystopian movie ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' (which came out one year later, in 1985), which takes a much more subversive and [[BlackComedy blackly humorous]] view of Orwell's themes. According to Website/IMDb, Creator/TimBurton is working on another adaptation of this novel. In 2013, this novel was adapted into stage in West End, with a Broadway run premiering in June 2017. Other [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four_in_other_media adaptations]] include audio dramas, an operatic production, and a ballet.
8th May '18 11:06:51 AM Smeagol17
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Two film versions were made, in 1956 and (appropriately) 1984. The 1956 version was directed by [[Film/LogansRun Michael Anderson]] and featured Edmond O'Brien, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Jan Sterling and Creator/MichaelRedgrave; one of the deeply ironic things about it was that the CIA [[http://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/18/books/how-the-cia-played-dirty-tricks-with-culture.html changed the film]] to [[{{Irony}} suit the needs of the government]]. The brilliant and depressing 1984 version of ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'', starring Creator/JohnHurt as Winston and Creator/RichardBurton in his final role as O'Brien, with a soundtrack by Music/{{Eurythmics}}, is far more true to the original novel, but is often compared unfavorably to Terry Gilliam's surreal dystopian movie ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' (which came out one year later, in 1985), which takes a much more subversive and [[BlackComedy blackly humorous]] view of Orwell's themes. According to Website/IMDb, Creator/TimBurton is working on another adaptation of this movie. In 2013, this novel was adapted into stage in West End, with a Broadway run premiering in June 2017. Other [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four_in_other_media adaptations]] include audio dramas, an operatic production, and a ballet.

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Two film versions were made, in 1956 and (appropriately) 1984. The 1956 version was directed by [[Film/LogansRun Michael Anderson]] and featured Edmond O'Brien, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Jan Sterling and Creator/MichaelRedgrave; one of the deeply ironic things about it was that the CIA [[http://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/18/books/how-the-cia-played-dirty-tricks-with-culture.html changed the film]] to [[{{Irony}} suit the needs of the government]]. The brilliant and depressing 1984 version of ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'', starring Creator/JohnHurt as Winston and Creator/RichardBurton in his final role as O'Brien, with a soundtrack by Music/{{Eurythmics}}, is far more true to the original novel, but is often compared unfavorably to Terry Gilliam's surreal dystopian movie ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' (which came out one year later, in 1985), which takes a much more subversive and [[BlackComedy blackly humorous]] view of Orwell's themes. According to Website/IMDb, Creator/TimBurton is working on another adaptation of this movie.novel. In 2013, this novel was adapted into stage in West End, with a Broadway run premiering in June 2017. Other [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four_in_other_media adaptations]] include audio dramas, an operatic production, and a ballet.
7th May '18 8:36:17 AM LtFedora
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** In the 1984 adaptation, the ironically named Ministry of Plenty is renamed Ministry of Production, or Miniprod.
7th May '18 8:21:10 AM LtFedora
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* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: In the Radford film version, there's a loudspeaker constantly announcing the various production quotas that have been met or exceeded.
6th May '18 8:41:39 AM ReturnedYetAgain
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*** To clarify: Not only does the Appendix place the Party and its creations in the past tense, but it's dated 2050 (well after the action in the book), mentions the name of Winston Smith (which the Party swore would be forgotten), and even references Party-verboten things such as the Declaration of Independence in its examples.
3rd May '18 5:35:17 AM Aquila89
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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Everyone.

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* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Everyone.All the Party members. Winston eventually comes to the conclusion that the proles, ignorant as they may be, are morally better than Party members, because they haven't been dehumanized by the regime. He tells Julia: "The proles are human beings. We are not human."
29th Apr '18 10:05:20 AM Forenperser
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* {{Hypocrite}}: In the original book and subsequently, in the film made in 1984, O'Brien claims that the German Nazis and Russian Communists (in his mind the closest groups of the past resembling Ingsoc) were hypocrites, arguing that they propagated their atrocities [[WellIntentionedExtremist served a greater purpose]], while [[AtLeastiAdmitIt openly admitting that the Party is only cruel for the sake of pure power]], while, [[AdaptationExpansion in this adaptation]], Ingsoc tries to sell itself and Big Brother to the nation as benevolent and perfect, using {{Doublethink}} as justification.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: In the original book and subsequently, in the film made in 1984, O'Brien claims that the German Nazis and Russian Communists (in his mind the closest groups of the past resembling Ingsoc) were hypocrites, arguing that they propagated their atrocities [[WellIntentionedExtremist served a greater purpose]], while [[AtLeastiAdmitIt openly admitting that the Party is only cruel for the sake of pure power]], while, [[AdaptationExpansion in this adaptation]], while Ingsoc tries to sell itself and Big Brother to the nation as benevolent and perfect, using {{Doublethink}} as justification.
23rd Apr '18 12:54:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* TitleByNumber: ''Nineteen Eighty-Four''. In-universe, the protagonist ''thinks'' this is probably the current year, but due to the totalitarian state he lives and the nature in which it controls all information, he can't be sure. Out-of-universe, George Orwell planned to name it ''1948'' (the book was released a year after he finished it, in 1949), but he just flipped the last two digits to indicate a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture timeframe.
3rd Apr '18 2:42:08 AM Aquila89
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* LeastRhymableWord: Ampleforth, one of Winston's co-workers in the Ministry of Truth is responsible for rewriting poems to make them align with Party propaganda. Winston eventually meets him in jail; Ampleforth thinks he was arrested because he left the word "God" in a Creator/RudyardKipling poem (probably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McAndrew%27s_Hymn McAndrew's Hymn
]]) because he could not find another rhyme for "rod". He tells Winston: "Do you realize that there are only twelve rhymes to "rod" in the entire language? For days I had racked my brains. There was no other rhyme."

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* LeastRhymableWord: Ampleforth, one of Winston's co-workers in the Ministry of Truth is responsible for rewriting poems to make them align with Party propaganda. Winston eventually meets him in jail; Ampleforth thinks he was arrested because he left the word "God" in a Creator/RudyardKipling poem (probably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McAndrew%27s_Hymn McAndrew's Hymn
]])
[=McAndrew's=] Hymn]]) because he could not find another rhyme for "rod". He tells Winston: "Do you realize that there are only twelve rhymes to "rod" in the entire language? For days I had racked my brains. There was no other rhyme."
3rd Apr '18 2:41:30 AM Aquila89
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* LeastRhymableWord: Ampleforth, one of Winston's co-workers in the Ministry of Truth is responsible for rewriting poems to make them align with Party propaganda. Winston eventually meets him in jail; Ampleforth thinks he was arrested because he left the word "God" in a Creator/RudylardKipling poem (probably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McAndrew%27s_Hymn McAndrew's Hymn

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* LeastRhymableWord: Ampleforth, one of Winston's co-workers in the Ministry of Truth is responsible for rewriting poems to make them align with Party propaganda. Winston eventually meets him in jail; Ampleforth thinks he was arrested because he left the word "God" in a Creator/RudylardKipling Creator/RudyardKipling poem (probably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McAndrew%27s_Hymn McAndrew's Hymn
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