1984 (film)

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1984. Michael Anderson, dir. UK: Holiday Films (prod.) / Columbia, 1955, 1956 (US release). Based on the novel by G. Orwell, q.v.

Recreates the totalitarian society of the novel. Esp. powerful in evoking the constant surveillance by telescreens in the Ministry of Love. (See 1984 entries in S. F. Ency. and Walt Lee, Reference Guide, for different endings of prints released in UK and USA: UK version differs greatly from end of the novel. See below for the remake of 1984.)