Tag Archives: future dystopia

Blindspot 2015: THX 1138 (1971)

The feature directorial debut of science fiction aficionado George Lucas, THX 1138 (1971) is an Orwellian-style adventure. In a mysterious and unnamed future dystopian society, the population is controlled by drugs and invididuals are forbidden from feeling emotions. Worker THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) lives with his roommate LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie). The two begin to […]

Thoughts on… The Giver (2014)

Probably one of the more forgettable book-to-film translations of the young adult literature future dystopia subgenre, The Giver (2014, dir. Phillip Noyce) tells of a future society without colour, conflict, or personal identity; a monochromatic Nineteen Eighty Four-type arrangement where each member of society is assigned a job and a singular purpose for life, at age […]