The only people who like 1984 are people who’ve never read 1984. Reading that book is a painful, tedious experience (but a fascinating work of propaganda). Dune is also mostly toss (but filled with amazing ideas – credit where credit is due) and was retrospectively ruined by its many cash-in sequels which were all awful. |
Both are good examples of why sci-fi is hard to take from the page to the screen though; the loss in translation is brutal. 1984 has only ever been given good credit in Brazil, and that’s because Brazil was mostly taking the piss out of it and Gilliam never even read 1984.
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