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George Orwell [electronic resource]

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Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This documentary biography offers a perceptive look at the George Orwell who saw through the temptations of Communist propaganda, behind the promises of Utopia. Analysis of his work, visits to the places where he lived and worked, interviews with those who knew and understood him best, and footage of the author himself explore and explain the development of Orwell as a thinker and stylist.
Release Date
1984
Run Time
120 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 02, 2012.
Contents
  • Part 1: Introduction to George Orwell (2:01)
  • Orwell's True Nature (2:27)
  • 'Such, Such Were the Joys' (2:15)
  • 1965 Interview with Cyril Connolly (2:12)
  • "I Was No Good" (1:48)
  • Leaving England at Eighteen (2:49)
  • 'Burmese Days' (3:28)
  • Family's Sense of Shame (2:56)
  • 'Down and Out In Paris and London' (2:53)
  • 'Tramping' (2:20)
  • Novel "Down and Out" (1:32)
  • 'Keep the Aspidistra Flying' (2:44)
  • No Means of Support (1:44)
  • 'Wigan Diary 1936' (1:59)
  • 'The Road to Wigan Pier' (2:44)
  • A Slave to Authority (4:41)
  • 'Wigan Diary, 1936' (5:16)
  • 'The Road to Wigan Pier' (4:47)
  • The Working Class Home (2:22)
  • Class a Glass Pane (4:53)
  • Part Two (1:46)
  • 'Homage to Catalonia' (3:40)
  • The Front Lines (1:38)
  • A Soldier's Isolation (5:29)
  • Unbearable Times (5:02)
  • Imprisonment in Spain (3:56)
  • 'Looking Back on the Spanish War' (1:48)
  • "Homage to Catalonia" (1:52)
  • "Animal Farm" (6:29)
  • The Last Words She Wrote (1:39)
  • "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (3:39)
  • Angry and Isolated (2:38)
  • Letter to Sonia Brownell 1947 (2:55)
  • Letter to Anthony Powell, 1948 (4:32)
  • Hopes for Richard's Future (2:56)
  • The Bad Times are Coming (3:50)
  • Complications in the Burial (3:41)
  • Credits: George Orwell (1:07)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1984.
Publisher no.
762 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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