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The Road to 1984 (1984)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 23 May 1984
1984 was not a leap into the future-but a look at the dangers already present-in Orwell's lifetime. The Road to 1984 intertwines vision and reality. It displays the passion and chronicles ... See full summary »

Director:

David Wheatley

Writer:

Willis Hall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Fox ... George Orwell
Janet Dale Janet Dale ... Eileen Blair
Julia Goodman Julia Goodman ... Sonia Brownell
Judy Holt Judy Holt ... Susan Watson
Don McKillop Don McKillop ... O'Brien / Doctor
David Hirsch David Hirsch ... Goldstein
Hugh Cross Hugh Cross ... Richard Blair (Snr.)
Pauline Jefferson Pauline Jefferson ... Ida Blair
Mark Jax Mark Jax ... David Holbrook
Michael Wynne Michael Wynne ... Cyril Connolly
Jack Walters Jack Walters ... Bozo
Bryan Coleman Bryan Coleman ... Refined Tramp (Maurice)
Stuart Richman Stuart Richman ... Hospital Chaplain
David Webb David Webb ... Magazine Editor
Brian Spink Brian Spink ... Dept. Head (BBC)
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1984 was not a leap into the future-but a look at the dangers already present-in Orwell's lifetime. The Road to 1984 intertwines vision and reality. It displays the passion and chronicles the career of Orwell--who warned us of what could happen if we stayed on that road--his road to 1948 and ours to 1984. Written by Anonymous

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Biography | Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1984 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Пътят към 1984 година See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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glimpse into a dystopic future
24 September 2010 | by krestonbpSee all my reviews

I agree with the previous reviewer about the expression on Fox's face and the snippets of realism that Eric Blair took from his life in order to give concrete imagery to his writing-perhaps some of this was conjecture, but effective as a device for such a documentary. I also like how clips from film versions of Orwell's work are seamlessly integrated into the narrative; scenes from Animal Farm and 1984, fuse the fiction and non-fiction cleverly. The scene with O'Brien emphasizes the concept that Winston, like Orwell is the last man in Europe...a phrase poignant for many reasons including the fact that originally Orwell had intended this to be a title for this novel.


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