To Orwell Today,

I'd say we live in a society far closer to Terry Gilliam's Brazil than George Orwell's 1984.

-Sophia Marsden

Greetings Sophia,

I can't really comment on "Brazil" as I've never watched it, although I'll admit I tried to one time but found it boring.

However, upon reading the plot line on Wikipedia, I agree it has some merit as a parallel to our world today. It was released in 1985, a year after 1984, but thirty-five years after "1984" so Gilliam probably borrowed a few concepts from Orwell, which is no problem, as many people do, just as Orwell borrowed concepts from dystopian and futuristic, science-fiction writings he'd read.

It takes all of us to figure out what's going on in this world - past, present and future.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

Jackie Jura
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