Brave New World Series creators: Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor and David Wiener NBC / HBO, USA

HUXLEY'S DYSTOPIA: What would you rather be - happy or free?


SCIENCE FICTION: The TV series based on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World contains - by including digital surveillance - also an essential element from George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future.

Huser is a regular film critic in MODERN TIMES.
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Published: July 31, 2020
Brave New World
Director: Series Creator: Grant Morrison Brian Taylor David Wiener
(NBC / HBO, USA)

Together with George Orwell 1984 mentioned Aldous Huxleys Brave New World from 1932 (Wonderful new world in Norwegian) often as the most important dystopian future novels of the last century - not to mention the times. With its depiction of a totalitarian and thoroughly monitored fascist state where "Big Brother sees you", Orwell's book in particular has become a well-known scare image of an authoritarian and unfree society that few would want.

Still, it is perhaps not so surprising that it is Huxley's novel that has now been adapted into a TV series. His vision of the future of a society where the population is controlled through the feeling of happiness instead of fear,…

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