#TBT #MovieReview – Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

One of my favorite books is George Orwell’s book 1984, and yes I know it’s not horror. The dystopian world where the people are basically prisoners, not allowed to have a thought of their own, only what Big Brother wants them to think. There are other crimes, too, like Sexcrimes.

The movie, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) never made it to the little theatre in Riverton, WY, I don’t think anyone would’ve appreciated as much as I did. I waited until our local video store had it on VHS to rent. The movie is as dark and twisted as the book and held true in adaptation. Watching it recently, I remembered how chilling the imagery was, both in print and movie format, like the confession videos are twisted.

And to top everything off, making it wonderful is the soundtrack by my favorite band; the Eurythmics. I’ve heard all the tracks so many times, I replaced the cassette several times in the 80s, thank the digital gods I now have it in MP3. While only bits of them are in the movie, Julia is played during the closing credits. Sexcrime (nineteen eighty-four) was a touchy song for the USA and never received much airtime, which is stupid, but we Americans are so pure of mind that we couldn’t handle it just too scandalous.

The movie is filled with great quotes, two of my favorites being: Remember our boys on the Malabar front, think of what they have to deal with; When the orgasm has been eradicated… If you have never seen this movie, I recommend it, and if you have, watch it again.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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