6 comments for “1984

  1. Doonhamer
    December 17, 2017 at 14:40

    All pervading background/foreground noise (you can not call it music), mumbled speech, gloomy lighting, multi-culti-sexual-orientation, PC scripts.
    But apart from that……

    • December 18, 2017 at 00:24

      Just what happened in film and television after this year?

      This may seem odd but I think it had a lot to do with Thatcher. The world of film and TV has always been overwhelmingly left-wing and bleeding-heart liberal. Up to the late 70s they tried to do their propaganda subtly. They’d just throw in the occasional political message but mostly they stuck to entertainment.

      After Thatcher was elected the arty/entertainment/intellectual/media elites declared open all-out war on the British people. They no longer bothered to hide their contempt for ordinary people and traditional British values. The British people had elected a fascist prime minister so now they deserved no mercy. British television now had a mission – to make Britons pay for electing Thatcher.

      It’s not that the people in the television world changed their views. They simply dropped the mask.

  2. The Blocked Dwarf
    December 17, 2017 at 14:50

    If I recall aright that SH openly shot up on Class As, owned and used an unlicensed firearm, was white, educated, middle class and even…..quelle horreur…once smoked a c-word in a restaurant (that’s the tobacco containing ‘Cword’ btw although the other wouldn’t have been out of place in that series).

    What happened after then? Blair, Brown and now BrexSShite put paid to all our traditional liberties and values…on and off screen.

  3. The Blocked Dwarf
    December 17, 2017 at 15:58

    Just watched it again. Oh the days when a man might utter the phrase “it came by the *morning* post” . I can still remember the joy of ‘2nd post’ and Grandma Dwarf used to say a lady might send her friend in the next town an invitation for afternoon tea that afternoon by the post in the morning, receive the RSVP accepting by lunchtime and the ‘thank you’ note by dinner . Mind you, as bright as SH was supposed to be I was surprised he laid a freshly lit churchwarden on an open book.Not that there was any real danger of combustion but even a small glowing piece of tobacco might cause unfortunate redaction.

  4. James Strong
    December 17, 2017 at 19:00

    The recent re-working of Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, did an adaptation of ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’.
    Lara Pulver was cast as Irene Adler. Very ‘femme fatale’ indeed.

  5. December 17, 2017 at 19:03


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