LITERATURE - George Orwell

George Orwell is the most famous English language writer of the 20th century, the author of Animal Farm and 1984. What was he trying to tell us and what is his genius? If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/vSiVRh

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  • fazeel ashraf

    George Orwell was a god among men

  • Adolf Stalin

    he was a two faced asshole, imo

  • Seth Anderson

    The educational system should immediately require all substitute teachers play this channel instead of the garbage normally used when theres no lesson plan in place

  • Shaun Clark

    GEORGE ORWELL GOT THE DATE ALMOST RIGHT -  POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WHICH IS NEW SPEAK BEGAN IN ABOUT 84. YOU HAVE THE WHOLE OF THE SO CALLED LIBERAL LEFT AND IT WEB (GLOBALISM/ SJW/ FEMINISM/ CULTURAL MARXISM/LGBTQ/ FEMINISM/ BLM/ ANTIFA/ ETC) ALL LIKE THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH CONSTANTLY LYING - THROUGH THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA, HOLLYWOOD, MODERN EDUCTION AND THE OPEN BORDER LIBRAL LEFTISTS WHO RUN MANY OF THE WESTERN COUNTRIES- PEOPLE SO SICK AND DEPRAVED LIKE CLINTON WHO THINKS 1984 IS AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL....

  • Antiochus

    Can you guys do Pynchon and Nabokov? Would be great!

  • Sol Trumbo

    I am astonished that there is no reference to his participation the Spanish civil war in the Aragon front defending the Spanish Republic against the fascists. Orwell genius is also present in his novel "Homage to Catalonia" based on his experience there. It is the first time I am disappointed of a School of life video.

  • Yuriel Astillero

    George Orwell was a social democrat, in terms of seeing totalitarianism as a threat

  • Jacob Scervino

    What car is that at 2:28

  • Supreet Sahu

    Doubleplusgood video

  • Daniël Schoemaker

    8:03 Orwell breaks almost all of these rules in the first half of 'Down And Out'. The pages are rife with French words and fancy metaphors. I enjoyed it, though, and found it rather chic

  • Modern Man

    Ordinary people are a wonderful source of insight into the everyday functioning of a society because they don't have any ideological stances preventing them from saying or thinking anything.

  • Andy Smith

    Orwell was the greatest

  • Gissie D

    is it really for the better or just another ideology.just another group of way of thinking.its just swapping one prison for another government to George Orwell.better if God is always watching than man.dont accept mans authority.its just one set of handcuffs for another its still all on the wrong side.he never read bible did he? then he was describing what sounds like state how Freemason.sound like a a biblical to look after poor etc but it leaves God out of life same sordid calling people puritanical.love people not behaviour etc love roast potatoes etc.but not foul language pressure on people calling them snob etc. dont like these books.Jesus said enslaved its satan who does it.so bible is right teaches you how to resist it.its in your face.its wrong side controlling people only way is by faith in Jesus as people know.all other faiths have appearance of being good but aren't.like Hinduism its sacrifice et .

  • PrinceOfThehippies

    "lulling of the citizenry through sophisticated entertainment". Ummm, I'm watching this on You Tube, does that mean anything?

  • raksenal

    Awesome video, I am feeling like reading some of his novels now!

  • Karl Rosengrant

    I feel that this mini-documentary was very slickly done and interesting. However, I have a big criticism of the video. The narrative in this video that describes Orwell's seminal work "1984" is very inaccurate. The narrative in this video describes the book to sound very similar to Huxley's "Brave New World". The world that Orwell describes in 1984 is one where the state has complete control over the populace. People aren't even allowed to fall in love in the 1984 world. The masses are kept in perpetual fear by a government that wages endless wars against its geopolitical rivals and its own citizens. Sound familiar? Anyhow, I liked the video but it seemed to have a significant pro-establishment bias.

  • Isaac Firestone

    homage to catalonia is awesomely underrated book, provides great understanding of the spanish civil war, a confusing and complicated conflict.

  • Tris Desnos

    Spuds under the joint

  • ShantyIrishman

    I like this Orwell guy.

  • Hussein Serhan

    Excellent! I just finished 1984 today for second time. I wonder if you guys have a video about Aldous Huxley as well?

  • Nickie Shadowfax Brooklyn

    Only four years of writing and... In Centuries to come his 1984 will envision what's there next. Absolutely amazing thing. A book among very few other in a number of languages that I reckon as very influential upon my perception of this doomed system. Suppression, control, hypocrisy, ignorance, war, fear, indifference and lies everywhere. No higher value than money... Inhumanity was, is and becoming a widely accepted norm even more. I've lived in a handful of countries, different cultures so I AM in a position to compare. The direction this civilization goes ain't good. Sapienti Sat.

  • theyoungforest

    What about George Elliot?

  • Jason Ward

    I love that you took a phrase from Hitchens, "why Orwell matters"

  • Hayden Barnes

    I disagree with what Orwell says on ‘foreign words’, or indeed, words of romantic derivation of Latin or Hellenic Greek

  • Mr. Airflakes

    I'd love to have a conversation with him and get his opinions on our time

  • jac of harts

    I put tape on my laptop camera Orwell would be proud.

  • Sahra Mamou

    1984, Animal F are great books

  • J F

    So.... What is great about this guy? He wants regular people to feel better about themselves and is against those who are "privileged"? Seems like a jealous and angry man is all to me. Maybe depressed, something. He should have just gotten the fuck over himself.

  • M Ahmad S

    "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." (George Orwell - Animal Farm)

  • Robert Binner

    11:00 HERE BEGINS THE REAL TRUTH: ORWELL COULD SEE WHAT WAS COMING! THIS IS EXACTLY THE WORLD WE NOW INHABIT.

  • Jinkleberrytutupetuniamuffin

    Orwell held a grudge. I find him to be a petulant baby who didn't have the inner-resources, patience, or humility to make it into established intellectual and artistic circles. In the parlance of our time, Orwell was a demagogic "snowflake," with pedestrian ideas, for the pedestrian mind. If there is to be one redeeming quality to Orwell, it is that he isn't smarmy or condescending, although he seems to have considered himself to be quite so. Had he been born later, Orwell would have fit snugly into the milieu of Post-Modern/Structuralist/Deconstructionist idiots. He is of that calibre. A true Pseudo-intellectual and negatory thinker. A zero, etc., etc.. I will choose Upton Sinclair any day of the week, thank you very much!

  • cerci Ironborn

    11:00 North Indian,in a nut shell

  • Gabriel Quezada

    Frank Zappa looks a lot like Orwell ...wtf

  • Molon Labe

    Eric Blair but his pen name is a ominous one

  • milesbetrov

    This is brilliant . Love it

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