"Listen, kid, we're all in it together".
Man, I used to laugh at how ridiculous the future in this movie was. Now, I just cry inside due to how close we are to it.
Brazil (1985), Terry Gilliam's imaginative and black-comedic adaptation of George's Orwell's dystopia, turns 1984's denounce of fascism into a satire of modern bureaucracy, consumerism and the Thatcher-Reagan Era.
The information-based, consumer-centered economy shown is not a good one. It's completely controlled by government workers who obey an endless number of rules and blurred guidelines. Despite all that, the range of authority coming from the state power goes beyond the collection of information—torture is also part of the government’s supply. In times where information can be easily…