Edmond O'Brien is Winston Smith. Jan Sterling is Julia. This movie did a pretty good job of depicting the story. However everyone stayed fully clothed and Goldstein's name has been changed to protect the innocent. And O'Brian becomes O'Conner.
In a society that has eliminated many imbalances, surplus goods, and even class struggle, there are bound to be deviates; Winston Smith is one of those. He starts out, due to his inability to doublethink, with thoughtcrime. This is in a society that believes a thought is as real as the deed. Eventually he graduates through a series of misdemeanors to illicit sex and even plans to overthrow the very government that took him in as an orphan. If he gets caught, he will be sent to the "Ministry of Love" where they have a record of 100% cures for this sort of insanity. They will even forgive his past indiscretions.
Be sure to watch the three different movies made from this book: 1984 (1954) Peter Cushing is Winston Smith 1984 (1956) Edmond O'Brien is Winston Smith Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) John Hurt is Winston smith
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Spot on!25 août 2013
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I previewed this play and another adaptation of Orwell's novel via Google Books and found that I liked this edition much more in that it sticks to the plot quite closely. I ordered the script, and upon receiving it read the rest; it is truly an amazing adaptation! The mood of the book is perfectly translated onto the stage in about 120 (small) pages. I will say, though, there is a bit of superfluous stage direction and a couple of grammatical flukes. Other than that, the script is moving and exciting. I've also been able to edit the script down into one act without losing the flow of the story. I can't wait to direct this show!