Michael Anderson


Having not seen this film, I am not in a good position to comment on whether, and to what extent, it stays true to either the letter or the spirit of Orwell’s classic dystopian tale, 1984.  I am likewise in no position to judge whether this film is as libertarian in its rejection of authoritarianism as was Orwell’s original story.  All I can really say at this point is that the movie is ninety-minutes long, and that this adaptation was described as disappointing in the book Horror: Another 100 Best Books (2005).

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See Also

1984 (1949) by George Orwell

Studio One: 1984 (1953), directed by Paul Nickell

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954), directed by Rudolph Cartier

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), directed by Michael Radford