1984

by Michael Radford
1984 - 1984

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 1984

Length: 113'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

A gloomy and disturbing transposition of the novel by George Orwell, who had already predicted it all back in 1949, from the invasion of privacy by a dominating Big Brother to the censoring of feelings. John Hurt is fantastic, but Richard Burton is unforgettable in his final performance. A great package, with music by the Eurythmics and the desaturated colors of the photography by Roger Deakins. Beautiful and, still today, underestimated. 

Director

Michael Radford

Michael Radford

Filmography:
A Cold Night (cm, 1974), The White Bird Passes (tv, 1980), Van Morrison in Ireland (mm, doc., 1980), Another Time, Another Place (Another Time, Another Place - Una storia d’amore, 1983), White Mischief (Misfatto bianco, 1988), Il postino (1994), Homicide: Life on the Streets (ep. Justice: Part I, tv, 1996), B. Monkey (B. Monkey - Una donna da salvare, 1998), Dancing at the Blue Iguana (id., 2000), Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (ep. Addicted to the Star, 2002), The Merchant of Venice (Il mercante di Venezia, 2004), Flawless (Un colpo perfetto, 2007). 

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Michael Radford
soggetto/story
dall’omonimo romanzo di/from the novel of the same title by George Orwell
fotografia/cinematography
Roger Deakins
montaggio/film editing
Tom Priestley
scenografia/production design
Allan Cameron
costumi/costume design
Emma Porteous
musica/music
Dominic Muldowney
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
John Hurt (Winston Smith), Richard Burton (O’Brien), Suzanna Hamilton (Julia), Cyril Cusack (Charrington), Gregor Fisher (Parsons), James Walker (Syme)
produzione/production
Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Production

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A gloomy and disturbing transposition of the novel by George Orwell, who had already predicted it all back in 1949, from the invasion of privacy by a dominating Big Brother to the censoring of feelings. John Hurt is fantastic, but Richard Burton is unforgettable in his final performance. A great package, with music by the Eurythmics and the desaturated colors of the photography by Roger Deakins. Beautiful and, still today, underestimated. 

Director All about direction

Michael Radford

Michael Radford

Filmography:
A Cold Night (cm, 1974), The White Bird Passes (tv, 1980), Van Morrison in Ireland (mm, doc., 1980), Another Time, Another Place (Another Time, Another Place - Una storia d’amore, 1983), White Mischief (Misfatto bianco, 1988), Il postino (1994), Homicide: Life on the Streets (ep. Justice: Part I, tv, 1996), B. Monkey (B. Monkey - Una donna da salvare, 1998), Dancing at the Blue Iguana (id., 2000), Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (ep. Addicted to the Star, 2002), The Merchant of Venice (Il mercante di Venezia, 2004), Flawless (Un colpo perfetto, 2007). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Michael Radford
soggetto/story
dall’omonimo romanzo di/from the novel of the same title by George Orwell
fotografia/cinematography
Roger Deakins
montaggio/film editing
Tom Priestley
scenografia/production design
Allan Cameron
costumi/costume design
Emma Porteous
musica/music
Dominic Muldowney
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
John Hurt (Winston Smith), Richard Burton (O’Brien), Suzanna Hamilton (Julia), Cyril Cusack (Charrington), Gregor Fisher (Parsons), James Walker (Syme)
produzione/production
Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Production