Originally Posted by Closet Geek
This is kind of a weird one for me. I had to do this extensive book report in school on this one but there were some cumbersome and tiring oddities about the format and detail required in the report and it really left a sour taste in my mouth for this film. I think of it even in regards to hearing Van Halen's 1984 title. I want to like it and appreciate what it is but it's a true struggle for me to say I am a fan of the film.
Oddly, some friends and I were talking about the relevance to today's society about a week and a half ago.
Even with my enthusiastic support of 1984 I truly respect your opinon and find it valid. I have received extensive treatment for PTSD. A few weeks back I planned to re-watch the movie. That same day a very dramatic event impacted my emotional state. Through out my eighteen months of weekly PTSD counseling I was taught how to manage such events. Without disappointment I knew my scheduled viewing of 1984 was not to be. To enjoy this social-political drama one must be prepared to take in tremendously detailed manipulation to the nth degree. Obviously, one also has to come to terms with the fact that there is and, in my opinion, can be no happy ending.
Decades ago I too had to write about the book. That was the beginning of my fascination with 1984.
Thank you for your post.