Friday, 4 June 2010

George Orwell: A life in pictures

This is a transferred post from my previous wordpress blog published on: Mar 16, 2009.

I'm doing alot of work that revolves around George Orwell at the minute - focusing mainly on his time during the Spanish Civil War and on his Journalism rather than his novels... Basically I picked the most academic looking module on my MA course options to break up the portfolios (and I'll still have a feature to do for it lol).

Anyway, back in 2003 it was the 100th birthday of Eric Arthur Blair (Orwell) and they had a night on BBC 2 dedicated to him (of course). During the night there were several programmes including the 1954 BBC live television play of Nineteen Eighty-Four starring Peter Cushing, AND this documentary called George Orwell: A Life in Pictures.

Basically it is full of mock photos, film, and audio footage of Orwell where an actor (I forget his name) recites parts of Orwell's essays.

Thats the link to the first video and here is the you tube channel with plenty of other documentaries too



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