A – Z Challenge – Sci-Fi Films N is for Nineteen Eighty Four

Hi there bloggies, I’ve been seeing some post warning me of an A – Z Challenge and I was curious. I’ve seen this around before but have never participated, for some mad reason I thought I would give it a go.

So here I am.

My theme is the A-Z of Scifi moves, I’ve not given this a great deal of thought and I know of a number but I won’t lie there’s some I will struggle with. I hope you enjoy them!

N is for Nineteen Eighty Four

The dark and foreboding tale about two lovers trying to defeat the system and keep control of their thoughts and keep their love a secret. Based on George Orwell’s premonitory fictional novel , while the date might be a bit out in this day and age it’s too factual for comfort.


I’ve not seen this film, but I think I need to. I Also need to read the book. Dammit, just when I thought I was a real Sci-Fi boff in some ways I’m still the junior.

With N done that means O is next… what to choose… any ideas?



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  1. A classic book. Very pertinent for every decade.
    The film was very good Hurt & Burton made a worthy team.
    The 1956 film with Edmund O’Brien (irony) as Winston Smith as Michael Redgrave as O’Brien was quite good, except being the Cold War era they gave it an up-beat ending.
    And there was a classic BBC drama version in 1954 (Peter Cushing) which for the time was so controversial for its depictions of violence ‘Questions were asked in The Houses of Parliament’
    OK Simon, I’m geeked out now.
    (Unless you want to read about the Northern Ballet’s production in 2016…)

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      1. Orwell’s book was a view on the political climate when he wrote it in 1948 (hence the title).
        It is, like Animal Farm a timeless commentary on the tricks Humanity will insist on getting up to retain power.
        In our house whenever we hear on the news a govt announcement of figures showing a good news increase in that or a decrease in this we tend to make comments about ‘the chocolate ration’ being increased.

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      2. I want around for the chocolate ration but I’m full are that when they bring out statistics that show an improvement that they won’t have made made in the same way. So it’s meaningless

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      3. Now you’re getting it!
        That’s the system.
        The first step in keeping sanity is knowing its going on, and not just with Governments, I am somewhat sceptical of some pressure groups too.
        Someone during the hippy era (it might have Timothy Leary) said ‘Think for yourself question authority’…and the time he was talking about governments, whereas actually it applies in all directions

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      4. Art the end of the day whether it’s government or organisation what they’re all trying to do is maintain they’re own power or control.
        It doesn’t matter that people don’t believe you it’s like a statement about what they want you to think is important so you don’t get hated. Because as Michiavelli days your need to be feared to have control but you mustn’t be hated.

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