Director Michael Radford ("Il Postino") and his producer-partner
Simon Perry brought to the screen the definitive adaptation of
George Orwell's 1948 classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
in and around the precise locations and on the dates chronicled
in Orwell's novel, the cast included John Hurt, Suzanna Hamilton,
Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher and, in his final screen role, Richard
The film opened to unanimously favorable reviews and was
nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy) Award for Best Picture.
Eighty-Four recently became a permanent addition to the Sundance
Institute Collection as a classic work of 20th century cinema.
Composer Dominic Muldowney ("The Ploughman's Lunch,"
Lear") created an original orchestral score for the film
and a series of "source music" pieces for the dystopic
world of Orwell's
Nineteen Eighty-Four. The album combines lush, romantic suites,
large choral works and grand, moving anthems into an aural rendering
of the film.
Controversy arose at the time of the film's
release, as its distributor, Virgin Films, replaced much of the
score with pop songs by Eurythmics. All of Muldowney's original
score has been digitally remastered and mixed by academy award-winning
designer and composer Alan Howarth using the original 24-track
recordings., and can now be heard here for the first time anywhere.
This CD inclues A full-color twelve-page booklet accompanies the
album and includes liner notes by the film's director, Michael
Radford, and a
collection of never-before-seen photographs and pre-production
from the film's production designer, Allan Cameron ("Highlander,"
This Is Our Land
3. Main Title: "Oceania, 'Tis for Thee"
4. Winston's Diary/The Dream
5. Dead Insects and Cheap Perfume
6. The Ministry of Truth
8. The Chestnut Tree Cafe/Victory March for the Returning Heroes
the Malabar Front
9. Paddington Station/"The Hiking Song"
10. Winston and Julia
11. Party Rally
12. A Room Upstairs at Charrington's
13. Was There Ever a Time?
14. Winston Meets O'Brien
15. Leaving the Proletarian Zone
16. The Inner Party Speaker
Memories of Mother
18. Victory Square
19. "The Washerwoman's Song"
20. The Place Where There is No Darkness
21. The White Cell
22. The Corridor to Room 101
23. Winston at the Cafe
24. End Titles
samples in MP3 format