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Kee Thuan Chye
(Movies & TV)
John Hurt
(Movies & TV)
World War II
(Movies & TV)
Anthony Burgess

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Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

Knowledge Identifier: $Big_Brother_(Nineteen_Eighty-Four)


Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

Fictional character in George Orwell's novel ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' add

Category: Literature (150)

Launched in 1984.

Countries: United States (22%), United Kingdom (22%), (22%)

Main connections: Macintosh, Kee Thuan Chye, John Hurt

Linked to: CBS, Microsoft, Ministry of Peace, University of California, Los Angeles




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In the year 1984 Big Brother appears on posters and the telescreen as a man of about 45 add something


The iconic image of Big Brother played a key role in Apple's 1984 television commercial introducing the Macintosh add something


In the essay section of his novel "1985", Anthony Burgess states that Orwell got the idea for Big Brother from advertising billboards for educational correspondence courses from a company called "Bennett's", current during World War II add something


In 2000, after the U.S. version of the & CBS program "Big Brother" premiered, the Estate of George Orwell sued CBS and its production company "Orwell Productions, Inc." in federal court in Chicago for copyright and trademark infringement add something


The December 2002 issue of "Gear" magazine featured a story about technologies and trends that could violate personal privacy moving society closer to a "Big Brother" state and utilised a recreation of the movie poster from the film version of "1984" created by add something


In 2008, the Simpsons animated television series spoofed the Apple Big Brother commercial in an episode entitled "Mypods and Boomsticks add something


John Hurt - In June 2009, Hurt played the on-screen Big Brother for Paper Zoo Theatre Company's production of Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four"


Computer company Microsoft patented in 2011 a product distribution system with a camera or capture device that monitors the viewers that consume the product, allowing the provider to take "remedial action" if the actual viewers do not match the distribution license add something


In 2011, media analyst and political activist Mark Dice published a non-fiction book titled "Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True" which analyses the parallels between elements of the storyline in "Nineteen Eighty-Four", and current government programs, technology, and cultural trends add something