A book written in 1954 about future society overseen by “big brother” called “1984” was made into this movie. “Big brother” uses the lie of consistant global warfare to instill fear into the population keeping them in check. Those that figure out “big brother” is nothing more than a lie are deemed “thought criminals” and are dealt with servilely. Only a few years ago this film was regarded as an extreme view of a horrible future. Sadly, with all the police state goings on here and abroad, today in 2010 this film is starting to look mild. Does art imitate life or does life imitate art?