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The Resource 1984, A Virgin Films/Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Production, (videorecording DVD)

1984, A Virgin Films/Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Production, (videorecording DVD)

Label
1984
Title
1984
Statement of responsibility
A Virgin Films/Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Production
Title variation
  • Nineteen eighty-four
  • George Orwell's Nineteen eighty-four
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the year 1984, rocket bombs and rats prey on the inhabitants of the crumbling metropolis of London. Far away on the Malabar Front, a seemingly interminable war rages against Eastasia. The Ministry of Truth broadcasts ceaselessly to the population via its inescapable network of telescreens. These devices, which pervade all aspects of peoples' lives, are also capable of monitoring their every word and action. They form part of an elaborate surveillance system used by the Ministry of Love, and its dreaded agents the Thought Police, to serve their singular goal: the elimination of `thoughtcrime'. Winston Smith is a Party worker - part of the vast social caste known as the Outer Party, the rank and file of the sprawling apparatus of government. Winston works in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth - the section charged with modifying historical news archives for consistency. When by chance Winston uncovers incontrovertible proof that the Party is lying, he embarks on a journey of self-questioning. In doing so, he becomes a thought-criminal. Winston begins to notice that a young Party member, Julia, is watching him. She wears the distinctive sash of the ultra-zealous Anti Sex League and Winston fears that she is an informant. However, to his surprise, she reveals herself as a subversive and they embark on an illicit and dangerous relationship. This prompts Winston to explore deeper the blur between propaganda and reality. Ultimately, it leads him to O'Brien - a member of the Inner Party who sets Winston on an irreversible course of discovery
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Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director and writer, Michael Radford ; Producer, Simon Perry ; Director of photography, Roger Deakins ; music, Eurythmics and Dominic Muldowney ; editor, Tom Priestley
Intended audience
  • Rated M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: Contains violence and sex scenes
  • M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: Contains violence and sex scenes
Language note
  • In English, German, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Portuguese or Turkish. Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
  • In English, German, French or Spanish (mono.) with optional subtitles in English captions, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Portuguese or Turkish
PerformerNote
John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack
Runtime
106
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
1984, A Virgin Films/Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Production, (videorecording DVD)
Label
1984, A Virgin Films/Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Production, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1984
  • Based on the book of the same title by George Orwell
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Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
10632265
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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Edition
Anamorphic widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (106 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) SL395167
System details
DVD ; 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen ; 16:9 transfer ; encoded for region 4 ; PAL
Video recording format
DVD

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