- A 1984 British movie adaptation of Nineteen Eighty Four was made. Several cosmetic differences exist in the film (people referring to each other as 'brothers' and 'sisters', the crossed-hands pose/salute used by both the military and the populace) but on the whole it's fairly accurate to the book.
- Terry Gilliam's Brazil (working title: Nineteen Eighty Four 1/2) is considered to be a spiritual successor/dark parody of Nineteen Eighty Four.
- The original name of the book was to be 'The Last Man in Europe' - later changed to '1948' and thereafter settling on '1984', or 'Nineteen Eighty Four'.
- Given that the ruling party in Oceania, Ingsoc, is Newspeak for English Socialism, it is ironic that the Fabian Society was founded in the year 1884 - which would make 1984 the hundred-year anniversary of the group.
- George Orwell worked for the BBC at one point and distinctly remembers fudgeting the general statistics of ration food to create the appearance that the British public were being well-nourished in comparison to pre-war days. In the book and film, the protagonist, Winston, undergoes a similar experience at the Ministry Of Truth.
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