#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is a city in Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. They try to escape Big Brother’s listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape…
Plot: George Orwell’s novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
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Based on George Orwell’s dystopian novel from the 1940s, the movie was produced in the very year that Orwell had set it, 1984.
Horrified by the recent atrocities by the Germans and Russians, and fearing that England and America might take a similar turn, Orwell had painted a frightening portrait of the ultimate dictatorship, and the movie faithfully followed him. Some of the details were:
(1) Continual surveillance, in this case carried out by cameras hidden inside television sets.
(2) Decaying infrastructure and shoddy merchandise produced by the Party’s monopoly of the economy.
(3) A political language, NewSpeak, full of euphemisms and code words for the government’s activities.
(4) A brutal law-enforcement system in which being suspected even of disloyal THOUGHTS can bring barbaric punishment.
The movie stars John Hurt as the beaten rebel, Susanna Hamilton as his mistress, and Richard Burton as the government official on whom they pin their hopes (like Orwell himself, Burton was fatally ill during the production and died before the movie’s release)
Do not watch this movie if you are feeling pessimistic or depressed, because the kind of catharsis won’t help you. Nineteen-eighty-four is a bleak movie based on a dark novel that paints a totalitarian world that really sucks. Although they don’t merely tell lies over and over until devotees believe them – instead they actually rewrite historical details in newspapers — still it bears a striking and chilling parallel to the current moment.
The acting is excellent and the sparing use of color is very effective, but I felt there were holes here and there details perhaps explained more fully in the novel. I want to read the book now for comparison, though I gather the film hovers close to its plot. It would be fascinating to know what the other societies were like, especially the ones they are alternately supposed to be at war with or allied to, but I imagine even the novel only deals with this thought-crime ridden hellhole.
It is worth watching for sure, but not at 2 a.m. after your partner has broken up with you and you have lost your job.
Accurate and powerful rendering of a timely piece of work
From the opening shot of “Nineteen Eighty Four” the viewer is plunged right into the hellhole of Oceania and the ultimate totalitarian nightmare. Whilst the year 1984 may be long past us, the essential themes of George Orwell’s best known work still remain as timely and as relevant as ever.
Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a drone worker in the Bureau of Information, and his job is to edit the news in accordance with the needs of the governing Party (which is in continual, seemingly endless war with Eurasia and other opposing states). He must also refer to the dictionary of Newsspeak, which is the government’s language for the distribution of information.
He lives in a world where there is no escape from the authority of the government who regiment the every thought and deed of their subjects. The Party is steadily working on a way to outlaw the concept of the family and the idea of conception. This is done to eradicate Thoughtcrime and guarantee the worker’s total devotion to the Party and its leader, Big Brother.
Winston abides by this (recording his increasingly ambiguous thoughts about society in a hidden, handwritten diary) until he encounters Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), a strange young women with rebellious ideas, to whom he develops a powerful attraction. But their passionate, forbidden relationship cannot escape the all-seeing eyes of Big Brother…..
Screenwriter Jonathan Gems has a done a terrific job with the script. He successfully translates Orwell’s ideas to the screen with great clarity. Micheal Radford directs with subtlety around the greasy sets and crumbling locations (the picture was filmed in and around the very area in which Orwell set his novel).
The performances from the chief principals are very strong. John Hurt is excellent as Winston, bringing a subtle and considerate approach to the character. Particularly disturbing is his final scenes, as he becomes gaunt and disfigured through government torture. Suzanna Hamilton is gentle and quirky as Julia and “Rab C Nesbitt” actor Gregor Fisher appears as Winston’s ill-fated friend, Parsons.
Veteran actor Richard Burton lends a cold charisma to government enforcer O’Brien and he too excels in the film’s final moments, as he coolly and sadistically tortures Winston, subjecting him to severe physical pain to subdue him, casually pulling a tooth out of his rotting mouth, then exposing him to the horrors of Room 101, all the while exhorting obedience to the Party and love to Big Brother.
The strong relevance of the concepts of “Nineteen Eighty Four” should not be underestimated. Whilst the term “Big Brother” is now synonymous with the ridiculous “reality” TV shows of the same name, others like the Two Minutes Hate (in which the workers are coerced, through a two-minute broadcast, into hating the enemies of the state); the idea of a government waging a perpetual war to advocate “peace” (especially relevant in the aftermath of September 11) as well as the editing of news and the abuse of language in order to suit the needs of government and disguise its true agendas are ideas that are chillingly present in today’s society.
All of this is powerful and thought-provoking stuff, and helps to make “Nineteen Eighty Four” an accurate and powerful rendering of a still very timely piece of work.
Good cinematic take on the novel.
As most people, the novel of which we all know is an excellent portrayal of a non-conformist man living and breathing in the pinnacle of totalitarianism.
The movie is a nice adaption, however hampered as most most movies were back then and today by lack of sufficient time to grasp you fully as the book did.
The movies strong points are the three main actors. There is no one better than John Hurt at playing Winston, fully getting into the emotional and emaciated character trying to find sense and a way to destroy the party that is responsible for the regime he is in. Suzanna Hamilton playing the equally strong-willed woman Julia who begins an illegal love-affair with Winston. And Richard Burton who resonates coldness as the all-knowing Inner Party member O’Brien.
The cinematography is great, the music is also very good.
However, the movie just cannot capture the entire strength of the novel. The movie is rushed to death and as a result, we never get really deep as we should have. The scenes that make this film are the opening sequence, Winston’s narration of the diary he writes, and the torture of Winston. But these too are sadly dwarfed by the novel.
Most movies can never equal the original novel because of budget and market constraints. No doubt this movie may have captured more strength from canon for the cinematic eye if these stupid barriers were broken.
For lover’s of the book and Orwell, it is still a worthwhile effort to watch this.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Michael Radford
Writer Michael Radford, George Orwell (novel)
Actors John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Paramount
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Eastmancolor (color), Kay Laboratories Ltd., London, UK (special color process devised by) (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm