Hypnotics of the Screen: Propaganda in the Dystopian Film

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984, 20th Century Fox)

The marriage between film and propaganda have essentially been around since the commercialization and mass-viewership of film — from the British Pathe newsreels of World War I battlefields to the Soviet montage films of Eisenstein and Vertov to present day North Korean soap operas and the military recruitment commercials of the United States. Though there are other methods to display and…