I have just finished watching 1984, with John Hurt and Richard Burton. It stuck fairly to the book, except for two major (for me) differences.
- At the end, Winston is not shot.
- When Winston and Julia meet after Room 101, each of them says “I told them about you”, which seems wishy-washy compared to the book’s “I betrayed you”, which goes so much further than telling someone something.
Does anyone know if these deviations from the book, especially the latter, were ever justified by the director or script writer?