History Trivia / NineteenEightyFour

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.
28th Aug '16 6:05:45 AM mitcher
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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.



** 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.
28th Aug '16 5:53:40 AM mitcher
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The novel was originally going to be set in the year 1948, but due to ExecutiveMeddling, he later shifted the setting into 1980 and 1982 before settling with 1984.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The novel was originally going to be set in the year 1948, but due to ExecutiveMeddling, he Orwell later shifted the setting into 1980 and 1982 before settling with 1984.


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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.
22nd Aug '16 5:21:25 AM mitcher
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** Friends and colleagues of Orwell believe that his second wife, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Orwell Sonia Orwell]], is to be the model for Julia.

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** Friends and colleagues of Orwell believe that his second wife, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Orwell Sonia Orwell]], is to be the model for Julia. Sonia's biographer suggests that a July 1946 essay about totalitarianism that Sonia had written was the possible inspiration of Julia.
21st Aug '16 7:33:11 AM mitcher
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The novel was originally going to be set in the year 1948, but due to ExecutiveMeddling, he later shifted the setting into 1980 and 1982 before settling with 1984.
16th Aug '16 2:31:50 AM Az_Tech341
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** Friends and colleagues of Orwell has believed that his second wife, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Orwell Sonia Orwell]], is to be the model for Julia.

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** Friends and colleagues of Orwell has believed believe that his second wife, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Orwell Sonia Orwell]], is to be the model for Julia.
19th Jul '16 3:34:39 AM mitcher
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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.
17th Jul '16 3:16:05 AM mitcher
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** Friends and colleagues of Orwell has believed that his second wife, [[http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Orwell Sonia Orwell]], is to be the model for Julia.

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** Friends and colleagues of Orwell has believed that his second wife, [[http://wikipedia.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Orwell Sonia Orwell]], is to be the model for Julia.
16th Jul '16 7:09:04 PM mitcher
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* ProductionPosse: Maybe three is bit small to constitute a proper posse, but Creator/MichaelRadford, Creator/GregorFisher, and Creator/PhyllisLogan had all previously worked together on ''Film/AnotherTimeAnotherPlace''.

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* ProductionPosse: Maybe three is bit small to constitute a proper posse, but Creator/MichaelRadford, Creator/GregorFisher, Michael Radford, Gregor Fisher, and Creator/PhyllisLogan Phyllis Logan had all previously worked together on ''Film/AnotherTimeAnotherPlace''.


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* WriteWhoYouKnow:
** Orwell's commander in the POUM, Georges Kopp (first mentioned in ''Literature/HomageToCatalonia''), possibly inspired the character of O'Brien; see this [[https://books.google.com/books?id=eUQ1Z12trIEC&pg=PA161&lpg=PA161&dq=%22georges+kopp%22+poum+%22o%27brien%22&source=bl&ots=pyEvmjIKeB&sig=NVU-w9scZ7mXcezI7tIlJz3ihtc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGp8m34PjLAhWBSCYKHUu7A3cQ6AEIMzAD#v=onepage&q=%22georges%20kopp%22%20poum%20%22o%27brien%22&f=false biography excerpt]].
** Friends and colleagues of Orwell has believed that his second wife, [[http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Orwell Sonia Orwell]], is to be the model for Julia.
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