A Concise BiographyStreaming Video - 2011
In this introduction to George Orwell's life and work from the Famous Authors series, viewers follow Orwell through his privileged education, during which he nurtured his writing talents from an early age. He joined the Burmese military police but grew disillusioned with his role as an oppressor, returned to depression-era England, and committed himself to writing, notwithstanding stints in war. The film connects the politically and economically unstable world of Naziism, fascism, and Stalin around Orwell to the satiric themes prevalent in Animal Farm, 1984, and his other novels.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2005
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (35 min.) :,sd., col., digital file