Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Nineteen Eighty-Four - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Nineteen Eighty-Four, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

Here's the somewhat pretentious original trailer:

That trailer prominently featured the single "Sex Crime" by Eurythmics, one of the several songs the duo recorded for the film's soundtrack. Here's the video for that song:

And here's one for the theme they created for Julia:

Here's a short featurette on the making of the film:

The film has inspired many homages and parodies. Here's a fun short film that pokes gentle fun at Big Brother, Me and the Big Guy:

Here's the legendary 1984 ad for Apple, directed by Ridley Scott, that takes directed inspiration from the film:

If you're interested in a different take on the novel, check out this excellent adaptation from the BBC featuring the great Peter Cushing as Winston Smith:

And here are some final words from a BBC interview with author George Orwell:

Thanks for listening!

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