Based on George Orwell's dystopian novel from the 1940s, the movie was produced in the very year that Orwell had set it, 1984.
Horrified by the recent atrocities by the Germans and Russians, and fearing that England and America might take a similar turn, Orwell had painted a frightening portrait of the ultimate dictatorship, and the movie faithfully followed him. Some of the details were:
(1) Continual surveillance, in this case carried out by cameras hidden inside television sets.
(2) Decaying infrastructure and shoddy merchandise produced by the Party's monopoly of the economy.... read the rest.
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