April 4, 2013

War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength

Wandering around the Interwebs last nite and I went to archive.org , which is the coolest site in the universe for public domain stuff and an example of the cyber-world being all grok-riffic.

So, I spent 90 minutes with the BBC broadcast of Orwell's 1984 (not to be confused with Van Halen's 1984)

This version is extremely low budget (geez- it was made in 1954) and probably the closest thing to a literal tranlation of the source as we'll ever get.You can see it embedded below- or at this link.

This version starred Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence and almost 60 years from it's original broadcast (and almost 30 years from it's reference point, it's scary how much of the book and language has turned into common parlance. The main difference these days is that we go willingly into the Gov't and Media's  "newspeak", rather than having it forced upon us

Thought-crime's indeed.

Here's an appropriate band reference:

1 comment:

Justin said...

The guy on the Big Brother poster looks a lot like Stephen Seagal...