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Nineteen Eighty-Four is my absolute favorite book of all time, so needless to say, I'm just a little bit biased when I say this film is an absolute masterpiece. I think it's better than the book in some ways. For instance, while the tone of the book was overall a deeply unsettling one, it's not as subtle as this film in someways, but then again, in other ways the book is more subtle than the film. I wouldn't recommend watching this film without having read the book, as, like I said, there's a lot of subtle things in the film that you probably wouldn't notice. I acknowledge the film has its flaws, but at the same time it fixes some of the flaws in the book, the first example I can think of is in the book when Winston goes to meet O'Brien, he brings Julia with him. Now, why would that make any sense in the book? I know Winston assumes O'Brien to be on the side of the resistance, but even if there' was a small chance he's not, why take that risk? On the other hand, in the film, Winston goes alone. It's odd how the book and the movie even each other out. Without having read the book first, I would probably rate this film a little lower, but my knowledge of the book and the perfect adaptation of Orwell's deeply unsettling dystopian atmosphere (seriously, this movie can chill you to the bone and without having to rely on horror film cliches like jump scares, blood, gross-out scares, etc), which is created thru the visual representation of just how terrible the conditions in London (and every where else) are in the book AND a kickass score which was initially created by the Euythmics, but was later interspersed with an orchestral score, which is a neat concept, and the synthesizer-based Eurythmics part of the score fits perfectly to further establish the dystopian atmosphere. All this can allow me to look over it's minor flaws, which is why it's my favorite movie, I watch it usually once a month or so. I love it.