Orwell on Screen

After much research, enormous effort and long labour David Ryan’s George Orwell On Screen is now available. Published by McFarland, it has an introduction by A L Kennedy, who delivered the Orwell Lecture in 2017.

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Among the subjects covered, in chronological order, in George Orwell On Screen are adaptations, documentaries and docudramas on film and television. The works studied include Orwell’s novels, his essays, and – more generally – his life, experience and his friends and acquaintances.

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The contents are:-

Foreword by A.L. Kennedy
Preface
Introduction

The 1950s: Bashing the USSR
1. Studio One: 1984 (1953)
2. Nineteen ­Eighty-Four (1954)
3. Animal Farm (1954)
4. 1984 (1956)

The 1960s: A Brief Revival
5. The World of George Orwell: Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1965)
6. George Orwell 1903–1950 (1965)
7. The World of George Orwell: Coming Up for Air (1965)
8. The World of George Orwell: 1984 (1965)

The 1970s: Reclaimed by the Left
9. The Road to the Left (1971)
10. The Road to Wigan Pier(A Musical Documentary) (1973)

The 1980s: Man of the Year
11. The Crystal Spirit: Orwell on Jura (1983)
12. Arena: George Orwell (1983–84)
13. The Road to 1984 (1984)
14. Nineteen ­Eighty-Four (1984)

The 1990s: Heritage Orwell
15. A Merry War (1997)
16. Animal Farm (1999)

The 2000s: Centenary
17. George Orwell: A Life in Pictures (2003)
18. The South Bank Show (2003)
19. Orwell Against the Tide (2003)

The 2010s: Identity Politics
20. Peaceforce (2011)
21. Shooting an Elephant (2016)
22. Assorted Orwell
23. ­Not-Quites and ­Near-Misses
Chapter Notes  223
Bibliography  239
Index  241

DR GOOS 978-1-4766-7369-1

 

George Orwell On Screen is available through all good bookshops and online dealers.

 


 

Uploaded 6th October 2018


 

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