Orwell Rolls in His Grave
Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

Directed by Robert Kane Pappas, Orwell Rolls in His Grave questions whether the bleak, feverishly regulated world of author George Orwell's 1984 is no longer a dire fictional account of government power gone wrong but a creeping reality… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 23, 2003
DVD Release Date: June 7, 2005
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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

For some, Pappas' film will simply confirm everything they've suspected of the fourth estate. For others, it will be a reiteration of points they make themselves. Those who've never thought about these issues may be in for the shock of their lives.

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

Even though he refuses to excise about 15 to 20 minutes of unnecessary material, Pappas is nonetheless a steady editor who, less intrepid than dogged, pieces together a sustainably intriguing, suitably distressing exposť.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[N]one of this is news. But seeing it laid out so bare... is infuriating.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Comes across as a political science course videotape rather than a movie to fully engage a general audience.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The war against the neo-fascists still goes on, and the outcome at this point is far from certain. Mr. Pappas' film does its part.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Orwell's predictions have come sadly true.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

Enlightening, at times disturbing, and always provocative.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Every incident mentioned in the film was reported in the media, sometimes ad nauseam, and the polls show that about half of Americans like where things are going.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Professors, pundits, journalists and one elected official, Representative Bernie Sanders (I-VT), rigorously examine the issue of maintaining a free press in an environment in which journalists are increasingly the employees of major corporations.

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This documentary written and directed by Robert Kane Pappas is a relevant one for the modern society because covers topics including the Telecommunications Act… More
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This is a doc. everyone should see. The content is excellent - you want to scream and wonder why no one knows this is going on, but it's obviously because… More