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Oppenheim tipped to script new ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ movie

Orwell’s frighteningly prophetic tale of totalitarianism run amok, is once again headed to the silver screen. Read more here.

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MOBOTIX takes the spotlight at Orwell Festival…

SourceSecurity.com reports on one of the highlights of the George Orwell Festival: the well-received presentation from CCTV expert Stephen Burley which argued that: “Next-generation CCTV technology is shaping our future for the better”, complete with a demonstration of a cutting-edge … Continue reading

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Murakami tells a great story in Orwellian ‘IQ84’

“During the past few weeks, I’ve spent somewhere between 50 and 70 hours lost in the world of 1Q84, the much-anticipated Haruki Murakami novel paying homage to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four… Sorry, but I can’t be more precise.” – Mike … Continue reading

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‘The enduring myth of George Orwell’

Review on Salon.com of John Rodden’s new book The Unexamined Orwell which examines the legendary status the Nineteen Eighty-Four author has achieved since his death…

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Hitchens makes ‘an Orwell pilgrimage’…

Daily Mail journalist and commentator Peter Hitchens – star panellist of the George Orwell Festival Debate ‘What would Orwell write about today?’ that took place in Letchworth in front of a capacity audience last Friday evening – has blogged about  … Continue reading

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‘George Orwell was not our Big Brother but our uncle’

Orwell’s surviving nephew and nieces remember their ‘Uncle Eric’ in this Times & Star article…

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‘Smart’ CCTV could track rioters, predicts Orwell

CCTV that can automatically monitor criminal behaviour and track suspects is being developed by researchers at Kingston University, who have created a system that uses artificial intelligence to recognise specific types of behaviour, such as someone holding a gun, reports … Continue reading

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Footballer’s ‘Nineteen-Eighty Four’ Tweet upset

Newcastle United midfielder/winger Joey Barton has reportedly been ostracised by the soccer club’s management after quoting Orwell in a sulky Twitter posting…

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‘The £1m home that inspired Orwell to be a writer’

Yesterday’s Mail on Sunday ran a piece about Orwell’s childhood home in Shiplake going onto the market (see also Gofblog’s post of 19 July). The MoS story includes a quote from the property’s current owner, Orwell fan Mr Hakim Bursham.

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Orwell contra Huxley

In his latest Student Operated Press posting, Djelloul Marbrook recalls a comparison of Orwell and Aldous Huxley by cultural critic Neil Postman in his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death that’s worth recalling: “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. … Continue reading

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