The Only Footage of George Orwell

      GEORGE ORWELL IS my favourite author and amazingly he died in 1950, yet his visionary fiction and examination of human life is as fresh now as it was when he wrote it, and in relation to 1984, even more so. Books vs Cigarettes and Animal Farm are other works of Orwell’s I admire, his writing style seemingly never wasted a word and always had a directness to it, partly why I suspect it is so readable over sixty years after his death. The great pity is that no audio or video exists, I can imagine he would have been a great orator. But wait! A snippet of Eric Blair as he was christened was found recently. It is brief, simply of him walking across a field at Eton, fourth from the left on a British Pathé compilation including other famous faces.

11 thoughts on “The Only Footage of George Orwell

  1. Loved the video clip nostalgia. Audrey Hepburn was once the love of my life!

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    1. Was there ever talk of marriage? 😉

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      1. Not to me, sadly. 🙂

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  2. I also love Orwell, 1984 is my absolute favourite!! Wonderful footage, didn´t get everyone but Audrey Hepburn was there, too – yay! 😉

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  3. I often wonder what it would be like to be ahead of your time; probably not a good thing. Orwell certainly was. I loved 1984.

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    1. Agreed, a bit like being smarter than most of your peers.

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  4. Animal Farm is one of my favorites. Also enjoyed 1984. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

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    1. Yeah I think unquestionably, for how he put complex ideas across with such clarity and brevity.

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  5. Animal Farm is my absolute favorite book of his. My favorite author is a toss up between Isaac Asimov and H.G. Wells.

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    1. So much packed into such a small book too.
      I have got an Asimov book to read, really looking forward to it.

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