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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:08 am
I guess that's close enough.
JA = 6'1"
Others = 6'4"

Even though I thought this was a pretty lame effort, the info is dead easy to find (and inspired by an imdb list).

Take it away Fringedweller - let's see if you can come up with a "good" puzzle. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:53 pm
Thanks, Cleo.
I'll let anyone who remembers the scoring rules update them.

This may be lame too, but it is certainly a curly one:

Animal Farm / Brave New World / Island / 1984
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:26 am
Fringedweller wrote:Thanks, Cleo.
I'll let anyone who remembers the scoring rules update them.

This may be lame too, but it is certainly a curly one:

Animal Farm / Brave New World / Island / 1984


Dystopic Sci-Fi stories which explore a utopian society, future society, with totalitarian outcomes?

Hmmm, Orwell wrote Animal Farm and 1984 and Aldous Huxley, Brave New World and Island. But the point of difference is 'the odd one out,' right? So, one being distinctly different from the rest...

I guess the odd one out is Animal Farm then? The rest being set in the future and about utopic/dystopic future society, while Animal Farm explores marxist revolution, allegorical to the Revolution in Russia? And ofcourse, utilising an 'Animal Farm' to play this out, instead of humans and set in a contemporary setting, father than a speculative future?

BTW Love this kind of work - I've seen the film to 1984 and Animal Farm too long ago. Would love to read all these books too - After viewing the film, and learning more about Stalin-era Russian at Uni - I'm sure keen to read it!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:51 am
Cellar Door wrote:
Fringedweller wrote:Thanks, Cleo.
I'll let anyone who remembers the scoring rules update them.

This may be lame too, but it is certainly a curly one:

Animal Farm / Brave New World / Island / 1984


Dystopic Sci-Fi stories which explore a utopian society ...

I guess the odd one out is Animal Farm then? The rest being set in the future and about utopic/dystopic future society, while Animal Farm explores marxist revolution, allegorical to the Revolution in Russia? And ofcourse, utilising an 'Animal Farm' to play this out, instead of humans and set in a contemporary setting, father than a speculative future?

Point for what they have in common. The differences are well spotted too, but not what I had in mind. That's the curly part. It would be difficult to guess the difference without knowing not just the general content of each novel, but the tone as well. The tone. Big hint.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:45 am
Cellar Door wrote: Would love to read all these books too - After viewing the film, and learning more about Stalin-era Russian at Uni - I'm sure keen to read it!

You haven't read them? We did Animal Farm and 1984 for HSC - back in those days 1984 was still way in the future! :P
Gotta say they were probably the best books we studied (especially when compared to the excruciating Tess of the Dumbyvilles and Chaucer - ugh) .
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