George Orwells 1984

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by Bobitis, Nov 17, 2011.

Your thoughts on Orwells 1984

Poll closed Nov 24, 2011.
  1. Read the book but never saw the movie

    19 vote(s)
    54.3%
  2. Read the book and saw the movie

    13 vote(s)
    37.1%
  3. Saw the movie only

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Did one of the above, and it's all tin hat material

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    With everything that's been going on the last 40 years, what's your opinion?
     
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  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    both for me , add to that living in the 1st stage of big brother ...
     

  3. glens67

    glens67 Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Middleton, ID
    IT'S HERE NOW!!!!

    Glen
     
  4. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Louisiana
    I read the book and watched the movie in high school. For class none the less. Hardly remember it except for some quote about the ol in out in out.
     
  5. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

    ..... and, for the next phase make sure to read "Atlas Shrugged" ( and watch the movie )
     
  6. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    Big Brother is more real than I could have ever imagined it.
    Thought police/political correctness/hate crimes, just scary.
     
  7. Orwell said the TV would be the eyes for Big Brother. He got that part of it wrong, it's the computer.
     
  8. vytoland

    vytoland New Member

    617
    Oct 14, 2008
    Illinois
    if the public knew what deals big brother does behind closed doors they would really bust a spring
     
  9. DidI

    DidI New Member

    61
    Nov 2, 2011
    Central Texas
    "Two things not fun to watch: 1. Butcher making sausage, and 2. Lawmakers (local, state, and especially federal) making laws."
    We need a free press, not a beholding or biased press.
     
  10. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    908
    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    Its been so long since I read it I could not tell you. Is the movie close to the book? :)
     
  11. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Red tells the truth. I never thought I would live to fear my country's government. :eek::mad:

    The Thought Police is political correctness.

    Pre crime technology here (says Chicken Little) :eek:
     
  12. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    Tin hat nonsense, we're not even close yet. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared!
     
  13. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Remember you said that in 3 years. :eek: :D :D
     
  14. Python

    Python Former Guest

    676
    Apr 9, 2011
    Arizona
    I saw a poll yesterday on Fox News that says that only 9% of the people who voted for Obama regretted voting for him. If that's true and he's re-elected then 3 years would be a stretch. If war breaks out in the Middle East before next summer and Damascus disappears, causing great fear and global perplexity, to include suspending the presidential election, it's a no brainer.
     
  15. dustydog

    dustydog New Member

    209
    Sep 2, 2011


    Curiously,the Hurt/Burton film actually followed the book with an amazing degree of accuracy.As I recall,they even changed the release date so it could be up for an Oscar nomination following Burton's death.



    "........a boot stomping on a human face,forever......."
     
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