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This is based on the original work of Ivan Vidovic.
Naturally, I took some liberties with his really
cool design.


"The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats. At one end of it a coloured poster, too large for indoor display, had been tacked to the wall. It depicted simply an enormous face, more than a metre wide: the face of a man of about forty-five, with a heavy black moustache and ruggedly handsome features. Winston made for the stairs. It was no use trying the lift. Even at the best of times it was seldom working, and at present the electric current was cut off during daylight hours. It was part of the economy drive in preparation for Hate Week. The flat was seven flights up, and Winston, who was thirty-nine and had a varicose ulcer above his right ankle, went slowly, resting several times on the way. On each landing, opposite the lift-shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran."


Sound familiar?


7 comments:

EL June 2, 2009 at 9:47 PM  

..::Side Note::..

The term "Minitrue You" is derived from the book 1984 by Orson Wells. It is how I envision the Ministry of Truth would say, "Brought to you by the Ministry of Truth"

Jim June 2, 2009 at 10:55 PM  

He "wrote" that right after he performed "War of the Worlds"? Or was it "Citizen Kane"? I can't remember.

Edwin Drood June 3, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

George Orwell wrote 1984 and Animal Farm, both very applicable books for todays times.

Edwin Drood June 4, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
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Edwin Drood June 4, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

Now that I think about it, I've never seen Orson Wells and George Orwell in the same room. EL may know something we don't

EL June 4, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

!!!LOL!!!

MY. BAD!!! George Orwell....

Wish I had caught that sooner!

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