Down with Big Brother!

The Genius of Orwell

By Doug Mann, December 2020

Winston and Julia, 1956 Style

Last night, some time around 13 o’clock, I stumbled across a newly colourized copy of the 1956 film version of Orwell’s classic novel 1984 on YouTube. Despite the leaden performance from American actors Edmund O’Brien and Jan Sterling as Winston and Julia, miscast in this quintessentially British drama, Orwell’s core message was still there — that…