History Trivia / NineteenEightyFour

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.
15th Apr '17 4:27:59 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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** 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).
15th Apr '17 4:20:52 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" 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.


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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The 1956 film adaptation never saw a home release, as Orwell's estate forbids any attempt for re-releases and renewal of rights (see above). A bootleg copy has been uploaded to Youtube, however, due to expiration of rights.
14th Apr '17 8:20:52 PM mitcher
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* ActingForTwo: In the 1954 BBC teleplay, the voice from the telescreen that sang the "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree" was voiced by Creator/PeterCushing.
3rd Apr '17 1:19:17 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** 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 Nov '16 12:44:16 AM mitcher
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** Before Michael Radford signed in, Creator/FrancisFordCoppola was offered to direct the film adaptation, but he declined.
26th Oct '16 4:46:07 PM Az_Tech341
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* LifeImitatesArt:
** The Democratic People's Republic of [[UsefulNotes/NorthKorea Korea]] seems to have taken many, many cues from Orwell. In a bad way. Creator/ChristopherHitchens, after his visit to North Korea, described it by saying "it was as if someone had taken ''1984'' and said 'Can you make it as much like this as possible?'" They have even gone as far as to build a giant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryugyong_Hotel pyramid building]]. And by law, North Korean libraries may not stock books older than fifteen years -- the books must be re-edited and reprinted. Wonder where they got that idea.[[note]]The most terrifying part of all of this is that it is all plausible. There are no far-fetched [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] elements in it, and they had 30-ish years in the book -- long enough to raise a generation who've never known anything else. Orwell lifted most of Big Brother's tactics from Stalin and [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] and provided a reason (war) for otherwise rational men and women to accept the same tactics from their own government. It also happened a lot of times in the ''past'', in the form of how theocracies proclaimed themselves as infallible by an omnipotent god. Though this also provides some hope, as North Koreans flee to China all the time, and when the Soviet Union collapsed people lined up to leave, and they were a generation that knew nothing else.[[/note]]
** There exists an actual political ideology known as '[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bolshevism National Bolshevism]]', whose aims include: a rigidly hierarchical society led by a small group of inner elites; the intentional stagnation of technology and culture; the creation of a totalitarian society featuring elements of Stalinism, Maoism, fascism, Nazism, and theocratic absolutism; war for the sake of destroying excess; mass murder and genocide for the sake of itself. Also, its followers wish to establish a superstate known as "Eurasia". Mercifully, it's only a small banned fringe party.
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