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George Orwell: A Life in Pictures, an excellent documentary

George Orwell: A Life in Pictures, an excellent documentary

In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

Blunt and in times like these that we live, necessary phrase Eric Arthur Blair, novelist, essayist and known worldwide as British journalist George Orwell , the pen name. Responsible for two novels are crucial for understanding modern literature such as Animal Farm and 1984. A writer with a vision of the future as black as fascinating, they spoke of the danger of Big Brother and the Thought Police terrifying declaring open war against totalitarianism that thrived in continental Europe and the British imperialists knew so well. Born in 1903, died at 47 years in London, too soon, however left behind a great literary legacy that has endured and transcended time.

There are no video recordings of Orwell also have recordings of his voice – and that’s odd considering that he worked for the BBC as a broadcaster, but if we have pictures of him. Thanks to the George Orwell: A Life in Pictures, Emmy Award winner for best documentary, we can get an idea of what life was like the author. The docudrama recreates the life of Orwell through imaginary film clips, documentaries that once could have been made about him and pulling file. Writer Chris Langham plays an outstanding giving it a very human closeness and a intelligence to guess after half smile.

Personally I love the work of George Orwell, is one of my favorite writers and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read 1984, essential work to which we always return. The documentary sheds light on the figure of such a distinguished writer and is highly recommended for those who have read the works of English. I advise you to read further their novels and several volumes of memoirs, essays that occurred throughout his life. No waste and are reading the most enjoyable and educational.

Enjoy the documentary, and tell me what you think. And remember:

Big Brother is watching you

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