Brave New World


3h 1980

Brief 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 compu

Film Details

Release Date
1980
Production Company
NBC Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

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.

Film Details

Release Date
1980
Production Company
NBC Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
3h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States March 7, 1980