To Orwell Today,

Hi Jackie,

Just recently seen the remake of The Manchurian Candidate on dvd. Although the storyline is more recent, with the action coming from The Gulf War, nevertheless it still had an eerie warning about how the system is under the control of an organisation.

We have the inplants technology now and the media hype of big business influencing where truth is controlled. Such films should be viewed and reflected on.

Raymond Wills

PS. Recently watched an old 80s film also with a sinister Big Brother plot. This time being the british military intelligence and the U.S.A out to cover up an assassination of a totally innocent young man (does this sound familiar?). The film was called DEFENCE OF THE REALM. Rivoting stuff.

Greetings Raymond,

I've been intending to rent Manchurian Candidate, the remake, and now that you've reminded me I'll do so soon. The original MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is a classic must-see.

Defence of the Realm sounds interesting too. I'll see if it's available here in Canada.

On 8th August 1914, the House of Commons passed the Defence of the Realm Act (DORA) without debate. The legislation gave the government executive powers to suppress published criticism, imprison without trial and to commandeer economic resources for the war effort...

DEFENCE OF THE REALM (plot summary of 1985 movie)
A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government cover-up? Mullen teams up with Vernon Bayliss, an old hack, and Nina Beckam the MP's assistant to find out the truth.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

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