Brave New World | 1979

Drama, Adaptation
An ambitious but confusing and unsuccessful attempt to translate the satirical Aldous Huxley novel of a futuristic society in a place called Savageland 600 years in the future. No one there ages past thirty-five, babies ...more

Cast

... Linda Lysenko

Actor (1979-1980)

... Bernard Marx

Actor (1979-1980)

... Thomas Grambell

Actor (1979-1980)

... Mustapha Mond

Actor (1979-1980)

... Lenina Disney

Actor (1979-1980)

... John Savage

Actor (1979-1980)

... Helmholtz Watson

Actor (1979-1980)

... Fanny Crowne

Actor (1979-1980)

... Chief Warden Stelina Shell

Actor (1979-1980)

... Maoina Krupps

Actor (1979-1980)

... Beta Teacher

Actor (1979-1980)

... Hochina

Actor (1979-1980)

Synopsis

An ambitious but confusing and unsuccessful attempt to translate the satirical Aldous Huxley novel of a futuristic society in a place called Savageland 600 years in the future. No one there ages past thirty-five, babies are mass produced on an assembly line, and "engagings" (sexual trysts) are compulsory. A large, relatively unknown cast, reciting a space-aged gibberish that comes natural only to Robin Williams when he is doing Mork from Ork ("A soma a day keeps the jim jams away," one character philosophizes), and a tedious script make this three-hour movie (edited down from four before its premiere) difficult going. It did, however, garner three Emmy Award nominations: photography, art direction and set decoration, and costume design.

Writers

Screenplay (1979-1980)

Source Material (from novel) (1979-1980)

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