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Joe Hill
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Feb 14 2005 01:32
1984

Orwell's 1984 (wih R Burton) is on tv right now if you are interested (or have a tV chip in your computer)

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Feb 14 2005 02:23

haha elaines a spook

Pilgrim
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Feb 14 2005 04:06

Just finished watching this and came back online.

A very powerful version of Orwell's classic.

yes
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Feb 14 2005 17:57

I recorded it last night and bugger the digtal box decided to go on strike I think I have got half of it and all of Tony Blair "How much can I lie my way through a Q&A Session for an Hour before I get suss." Which I sadly will probably watch tonight.

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Feb 14 2005 21:19

I didn't like it. IMO 1984 should seem as real as possible.

Wendal
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Feb 14 2005 23:48

I just love this part in the book. It is so beatifull.

'Have you done this before?'

'Of course. Hundreds of times -- well scores of times anyway.'

'With Party members.'

'Yes, always with Party members.'

'With members of the Inner Party?'

'Not with those swine, no. But there's plenty that would if they got half a chance. They're not so holy as they make out.'

His heart leapt. Scores of times she had done it: he wished it had been hundreds -- thousands. Anything that hinted at corruption always filled him with a wild hope. Who knew, perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply a sham concealing iniquity. If he could have infected the whole lot of them with leprosy or syphilis, how gladly he would have done so! Anything to rot, to weaken, to undermine! He pulled her down so that they were kneeling face to face.

'Listen. The more men you've had, the more I love you. Do you understand that?'

'Yes, perfectly.'

'I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don't want any virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones.'

/ George Orwell - 1984(read the whole book here:

http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/0.html )

yes
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Feb 15 2005 18:48

I couldn't help noticing that the "miff". was stuck on. wink

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Feb 15 2005 18:50

Also, although I thought it was ace, I notice that even though one of his teeth had been pulled out, by the time he was in Room 101 it had grown back.

Less depressing than the book too at the end...

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Feb 15 2005 21:18

Sounds a bit wussy, I know, but the tooth-pulling scene makes me cringe.

A supremely depressing, but extremely powerful book and film all the same.

Anyone know where I can get a VHS copy of this version? :greenblackstar:

Joe Hill
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Feb 16 2005 00:50

Hoi Cantdo! Pas vrai!

It was a great/terrible film with some great actors - part of bourgeois hegemony par excellence. Just like we can exist with Pilger (whom I love)

Definitely worth watching although tis anti-communist shit worthy of McCarthy. More like the Brave New World tony has us in now. (Belmarsh, Guantanamo, rendition flights?)

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Feb 16 2005 12:12
Joe Hill wrote:
Definitely worth watching although tis anti-communist shit worthy of McCarthy.

errrrrrr.. confused roll eyes

Wendal
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Feb 16 2005 14:51
rkn wrote:
Joe Hill wrote:
Definitely worth watching although tis anti-communist shit worthy of McCarthy.

errrrrrr.. confused roll eyes

I agree wit Rkn.

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Feb 16 2005 18:41

MI5 wants Refused fucking dead???

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