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“Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.” (from Amazon.com)
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Film: “1984” by Michael Radford (John Hurt)
“The classic George Orwell story set in a world where absolute conformity in action, word and thought including loyalty to Big Brother is demanded.” (from Amazon.com)
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Film: “1984” by Michael Anderson (Edmond O’Brien)
“George Orwell’s landmark novel is the basis of this eerie, darkly satiric tale whose futuristic world is divided into three sections following an atomic war. London, capital of the Oceania sector, is where Edmond O’Brien is a clerk for “Big Brother,” the totalitarian government that keeps a close watch with all of its subjects. When O’Brien carries on a forbidden love affair with Jan Sterling, officials try to brainwash the couple into abandoning their free will. With Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave; directed by Michael Anderson (“Around the World in 80 Days”)” (from Amazon.com)
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“Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth located in the nation of Oceania, part of a vast empire in a constant, shifting war against other superstates. Dissent is not tolerated (not even in thought), and Winston and his fellow citizens are under perpetual electronic surveillance by their ever-watchful ruler Big Brother. When Winston falls in love with a co-worker, their illegal affair pushes them to rebel and face the darkest and most dangerous corners of the regime. On the heels of last year’s gripping Animal Farm, Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece in a multi-media production that is a haunting, shockingly timely look at a future that seems disturbingly present. ” (from Steppenwolf.org)
This preview episode includes a special extended interview with John Doyle (a/k/a Dole), who will be joining NDIOS as a special guest for the full episode. John also provides an update on his current musical project: a concept trilogy dubbed “The Galaxies.” I Decline (John’s metal band) will be performing this trilogy live in Chicago at Reggie’s Rock Club on Sunday December 27, 2015. This performance will also feature trippy psychedelic visuals by John.
Here’s a taste of what’s to come:
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