Has anybody ever read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four, or seen one of the film versions?
I’m part-way through reading it (for the second time), and I’ve seen both the 1980’s film version with John Hurt and Richard Burton, and a 1950’s BBC version with Peter Cushing. Although in one respect it’s “historical” in the sense that the events it presents are now in the past, it shows how a society has the potential to go seriously wrong. And of course some of the concepts have become part of popular culture - the various *Big Brother *TV series, some developments in society being described as “Orwellian”, etc.
Have others read the book? And if so, what did you think - about the novel itself and its impact?