Nineteen Eighty-Four

Synopsis: A man who works for 'The Party' (an all powerful empire led by a man known only as 'Big Brother') begins to have thoughts of rebellion and love for a fellow member. Together they look to help bring down the party.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
107 min

This is our land.

A land of peace and of plenty.

A land of harmony and hope.

This is our land.


These are our people.

The workers. The striyers.

The builders.

These are our people.

The builders of our world,

struggling, fighting,

bleeding, dying.

On the streets of our cities

and on the far- flung battlefields,

fighting against the mutilation

of our hopes and dreams.

Who are they?

Traitorl Traitorl Traitorl Traitorl

They are the dark armies.

The dark, murdering armies

of Eurasia.

In the barren deserts of Africa and India.

On the oceans of Australasia,

courage, strength and youth

are sacrificed,

sacrificed to barbarians

whose only honour is atrocity.

But eyen as we grasp at yictory,

there is a cancer, an eyil tumour,

growing, spreading in our midst.

Shoutl Shoutl Shout out his name.

Goldstein! Goldstein!

Death! Death! Traitor!




Traitor! Traitor!

No! No!

"Innuendo" deleted.

"Intransigence" rendered as "Crimethink".


Ref Times, 14l2l84, page three.

Byline two should read "Miniprod forecast

increase choco ration, April 1984,

from 20g to 25g per week. "

I confess to spreading the rumour

on orders from Goldstein

that the war is not really with Eurasia,

but with Eastasia.

And that for years, in fact

since the days of our glorious reyolution,

I had no faith in our future.

I forged goyernment announcements

and falsified figures

quoted for agricultural

and industrial production.

As a result of mental disturbance dating

from my experiences in the atomic wars,

I was a willing subject

of Goldstein's influence.

I was stubborn and egocentric.

When ownlife thoughts

occurred to me, I reyelled in them.

I went into the proletarian zones.

I had sex with prostitutes.

I deliberately contracted syphilis.

It was at this time

that I made contact with the Resistance.

I was personally contacted

by the arch-traitor Goldstein

and ordered to assassinate

Inner Party officials.

- Bugger!

- This I did.

My agents forged documents

and gained entry to the Ministry of Truth...

Thoughtcrime is death.

Thoughtcrime does not entail death.

Thoughtcrime is death.

I haye committed,

eyen before setting pen to paper,

the essential crime that contains

all others in itself.

...encouraging my agents to deface

party posters and announcements.

I read and memorised Goldstein's book.

For 30 years, I haye plotted

to bring down the Party.

I was sick in mind and body.

Together with my colleagues,

Aaronson and Rutherford,

I did counterfeit

important Party documents,

including ex-London permits

and trayel passes.

And that by use of these documents

my agents trayelled freely

throughout Airstrip One,

encouraging insurrection

and organising a huge counterplot

to destroy the innermost faction

of the Oceanian leadership.

Furthermore, I used my position

of priyilege within the Inner Party

to pervert and betray the truth at all times

and to suggest, whereyer possible,

that our traditional allies in Eastasia

were, in fact, our deadly enemies...

April 4th 1984.

I think.

To the past, or to the future,

to an age when thought is free.

From the age of Big Brother,

from the age of the Thought Police...

from a dead man,


30-40 group, take your places, please.

Right, let's see which one of us

can touch his toes.

Right oyer from the hips,

brothers and sisters, please.

One, two.

One, two.

One, two.

One, two.

Smith. 6079 Smith W.

Yes, you. Bend lower.

You're not trying. Watch me.

There, brother, that's what I want.

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Nigel Kneale

Thomas Nigel Kneale (18 April 1922 – 29 October 2006) was a British screenwriter. He wrote professionally for more than 50 years, was a winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and was twice nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay. In 2000, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. Predominantly a writer of thrillers that used science-fiction and horror elements, he was best known for the creation of the character Professor Bernard Quatermass. Quatermass was a heroic scientist who appeared in various television, film and radio productions written by Kneale for the BBC, Hammer Film Productions and Thames Television between 1953 and 1996. Kneale wrote original scripts and successfully adapted works by writers such as George Orwell, John Osborne, H. G. Wells and Susan Hill. He was most active in television, joining BBC Television in 1951; his final script was transmitted on ITV in 1997. Kneale wrote well-received television dramas such as The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968) and The Stone Tape (1972) in addition to the Quatermass serials. He has been described as "one of the most influential writers of the 20th century," and as "having invented popular TV." more…

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