History Trivia / NineteenEightyFour

2nd Sep '17 4:47:23 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* ColbertBump: While always a popular book, it gained much recognision after the [[http://www.news.com.au/technology/the-nsa-surveillance-controversy-explained-in-five-simple-points/news-story/f5cb0fb0d8b6a80cddf71573f1878e18 NSA scandal]] in 2013, which sparked the "1984 was not a instruction manual" meme.
25th Aug '17 6:48:04 PM nombretomado
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* BannedInChina: Banned in the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]].

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* BannedInChina: Banned in the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]].
25th Jul '17 8:42:53 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* DoingItForTheArt: According to the[[WordOfGod Michael Radford]] himself, the location shooting for the 1984 film adaptation was done during the actual weeks given in Winston's diary for the events in question.

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* DoingItForTheArt: According to the[[WordOfGod [[WordOfGod Michael Radford]] himself, the location shooting for the 1984 film adaptation was done during the actual weeks given in Winston's diary for the events in question.
25th Jul '17 8:07:14 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* BackedByThePentagon: The 1956 film was revealed to be backed by the CIA by a historian. This was reflected by the number of anti-Soviet propaganda elements that can be seen in that film.

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* BackedByThePentagon: The 1956 film was revealed to be backed by the CIA by a historian. This was reflected by the number of anti-Soviet propaganda elements that can be seen in that film.film, as well as its changes to the ending.



* DoingItForTheArt: According to the[[WordOfGod Michael Radford]] himself, the location shooting for the 1984 film adaptation was done during the actual weeks given in Winston's diary for the events in question.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Virgin Films insisted that the 1984 version should be scored by Music/{{Eurythmics}} in order to bring more audiences. Michael Radford was not happy with this, and as a result, withdrew the film from the [=BAFTAs=] in protest. The same reason also prompted Radford to change the originally bleak ending to a more hopeful one. In the end, both the film and the soundtrack album was a success.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Virgin Films insisted that the 1984 version should be scored by Music/{{Eurythmics}} in order to bring more audiences. Michael Radford was not happy with this, and as a result, withdrew the film from the [=BAFTAs=] in protest. The same reason also prompted Radford to change the originally bleak ending to a (slightly) more hopeful one. In the end, both the film and the soundtrack album was a success.



* MeaningfulReleaseDate: TheFilmOfTheBook came out in 1984. And according to some sources and the [[WordOfGod director]] himself, the location shooting was across the actual weeks the book was set in (at least according to Winston's diary).

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* MeaningfulReleaseDate: TheFilmOfTheBook came out in 1984. And according to some sources and the [[WordOfGod director]] himself, the location shooting was across the actual weeks the book was set in (at least according to Winston's diary).
25th Jun '17 5:33:39 AM mitcher
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* BackedByThePentagon: The 1956 film was revealed to be backed by the CIA by a historian. This was reflected by the number of anti-Soviet propaganda elements that can be seen in that film.
25th Jun '17 5:29:38 AM mitcher
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* ActingForTwo: In the 1954 BBC teleplay, the voice from the telescreen that sang the "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree" song was voiced by Creator/PeterCushing.

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* ActingForTwo: In the 1954 BBC teleplay, the voice from the telescreen that sang the "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree" song was voiced by Creator/PeterCushing.Creator/PeterCushing, who played Winston Smith.



* DisownedAdaptation: Not necessarily Orwell, but his wife (who holds the license for adaptations and so on after his death) made no secret of her disdain towards the 1956 film adaptation.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Not necessarily Orwell, but his wife (who holds the license for adaptations and so on after his death) made no secret of her disdain towards the 1956 film adaptation. Until her death in 1980, she actively rejected most offers for adaptations.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Creator/OliviaWilde [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/1984-olivia-wilde-broke-tailbone-split-lip-broadway-run-1014218 broke her tailbone, split her lip]] during previews for the 2017 Broadway run, which she stated as "immersing" into the play.



* MeaningfulReleaseDate: TheFilmOfTheBook came out in 1984. And according to some sources, the location shooting was across the actual weeks the book was set in (at least according to Winston's diary).

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* MeaningfulReleaseDate: TheFilmOfTheBook came out in 1984. And according to some sources, sources and the [[WordOfGod director]] himself, the location shooting was across the actual weeks the book was set in (at least according to Winston's diary).
23rd May '17 6:29:59 PM Az_Tech341
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** The soundtrack for the 1984 film version was supposed to be performed by Music/DavidBowie, whom sadly demanded too much money for the job, which opted the studio to settle with Music/{{Eurythmics}} instead.
** Before Michael Radford signed in, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola was offered to direct the film adaptation, but he declined. Creator/MartinScorsese was also considered to direct.
** Paul Scofield was originally cast as O'Brien, but injured his leg while filming ''The Shooting Party'' and was replaced by Creator/RichardBurton at the last minute.
23rd May '17 6:24:52 PM Az_Tech341
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* BannedInChina: Banned in the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] for fairly obvious reasons.

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* BannedInChina: Banned in the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] for fairly obvious reasons.Union]].
18th Apr '17 3:12:50 AM mitcher
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** The 1984 film adaptation had two versions -- one with the soundtrack composed by Music/{{Eurythmics}}, and one with orchestral score -- the latter version had a DVD release in 2003. However, it is currently out of print and has never been re-released since (the Blu-Ray release uses the former version).

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** The 1984 film adaptation had two versions -- one with the soundtrack composed by Music/{{Eurythmics}}, desaturated colors, and one with orchestral score bright colors -- the latter version had a DVD release in 2003. However, it is currently out of print and has never been re-released since (the Blu-Ray release uses the former version).since.
15th Apr '17 4:31:33 AM mitcher
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Virgin Films insisted that the 1984 version should be scored by Music/{{Eurythmics}} in order to bring more audiences. Michael Radford was not happy with this, and as a result, withdrew the film from the [=BAFTAs=] in protest. In the end, both the film and the soundtrack album was a success.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Virgin Films insisted that the 1984 version should be scored by Music/{{Eurythmics}} in order to bring more audiences. Michael Radford was not happy with this, and as a result, withdrew the film from the [=BAFTAs=] in protest. The same reason also prompted Radford to change the originally bleak ending to a more hopeful one. In the end, both the film and the soundtrack album was a success.



** The 1984 film adaptation had two versions -- one with the soundtrack composed by Music/{{Eurythmics}}, and one with orchestral score -- the latter version had a DVD release in 2003. However, it is currently out of print and has never been re-released since (The Blu-Ray version uses the former version).

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** The 1984 film adaptation had two versions -- one with the soundtrack composed by Music/{{Eurythmics}}, and one with orchestral score -- the latter version had a DVD release in 2003. However, it is currently out of print and has never been re-released since (The (the Blu-Ray version release uses the former version).



** Before Michael Radford signed in, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola was offered to direct the film adaptation, but he declined.

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** Before Michael Radford signed in, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola was offered to direct the film adaptation, but he declined. Creator/MartinScorsese was also considered to direct.
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