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1984

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
has anyone read '1984' by George Orwell or seen the film '1984' with John Hurt and Richard Burton in it????

its all about 'brother is watching u!' and all that sort of stuff.

ive got the book and the video and i really wanna read/watch it. i was just wondering wat u peeps thought of the book/video??

i'm a big brother freak, so i'll probably find it a good read. what did u think???
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'm a big brother freak, so i'll probably find it a good read. what did u think???

    If you mean you liked the Big Brother TV series then I'm afraid you're in for a bit of a disappointment because nineteeneightyfour is about a guy trying to escape a totaltarian system where his every move is watched by "Big Brother". The whole monitering thing is the only similarity between the programme and the book.

    Although in saying that, nineteeneightyfour is an excellent book. <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Only a very tenuous link to the TV show but certainly one of the greatest novels ever, read the book before watching the film......
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is that the film you see the naked Hairy bird??

    is it where England lost world 2?? If it is the film i not seen it only heard about the naked Hairy girl

    Or am i thinking all another film altogether??
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Tim the Enchanter:
    [QB]i'm a big brother freak, so i'll probably find it a good read. what did u think???
    QB]

    by big brother freak, i meant yeah i think the tv big bro is good, but what i really meant was the whole actual big brother thing, u know are we being watched?? etc

    think i should read book b4 i watch the vid
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    its a fantastic book, ive read it twice. The connection to the programme Big Brother, is that in 1984, all the houses have a screen in them where they are watched whatever they do and are told to do things, and Big Brother is watching over them at all times.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    think i should read book b4 i watch the vid
    If there are two versions of any work of fiction always read the book before watching the film, it will be far more rewarding because you can build up your own images before you have the film directors images already in your head.....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is 1984 the book where the government can monitor thoughts as well as everything else?? Also, is it the book with Room 101??
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You should also read 'Brave new world' by aldous Huxley

    I remember when we were all waiting for 1984 to come around, and laughing because the real 1984 was not like Orwell's vision (Some may say!!)
    Now look at us oldies...1984 was, what, 18 years ago! Christ I feel old.
    (But not as old as those around when it was published I guess!)

    I agree - always read the book before you see the film. Classic examples of this are 'Catch 22' and 'Birdy'
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You should also read 'Brave new world' by aldous Huxley
    Yes, yes, yes, another quality book, excellent portrayal of a future world, particularly relevant to todays debate on genetic engineering (see Fukuyama)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree - always read the book before you see the film. Classic examples of this are 'Catch 22' and 'Birdy'

    I gotta say I agree with you about Catch 22, I was half way through readin it when they showed the film on Tv and although it was pretty good it completely ruined the book. All curiousity and motivation went completely out the window! <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    I'll learn how to use the quote thing someday!

    [ 23-05-2002: Message edited by: Tim the Enchanter ]
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would like to read 1984, partly because it was the year I was born, and it sounds interesting.
    I'll have to wait till after my exams to read it though, or I'll have 1984 in my head instead of stupid Dracula and Frankenstein.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Frankenstein is a great book, I studies it for A Level, I miss it!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    no i havnt
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1984 the first book i've read where ive had to take a time out and a few deep breaths whilst my heart beat slows down: 'we are the dead'

    brilliant book (incidently if anyone can reccomend any other books with a simillar effect)

    funnily enough i read bnw for a level and i hated it with a passion (constructive hate of course) um its hard to explain, it was a kind of averse reaction to it, so i dont regret reading it, i just disagreed with some parts, although looking back maybe it was because it was for coursework, i quite like it now in hindsight....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by ana_rack:
    <STRONG>funnily enough i read bnw for a level and i hated it with a passion (constructive hate of course) um its hard to explain, it was a kind of averse reaction to it, so i dont regret reading it, i just disagreed with some parts, although looking back maybe it was because it was for coursework, i quite like it now in hindsight....</STRONG>

    I too disliked Brave New World when I read it, although it may be because I read it very soon after 1984, and it doesn't really compare in terms of brilliance.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well, somebody metoned (can't think this morning, so please excuse my spelling) the television show big brother. i absoutly hate that show, i saw it once and it was an hour of my life that i will never get back, also, i don't see how that relates to the book at all. but getting back to 1984, it is a wonderfull book, i love it!!!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It relates to the book because the main concept for both is that you can be watched at all times by a ruling organisation.....
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I loved the book, but was a little disappointed with the ending. Gladly, I haven’t seen the movie.

    The movies of classic books, in my opinion, are almost always crappy. My view usually isn’t always the same as the director portrayal. One of the few exceptions to this is, “Of Mice and Men.”
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