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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley
Further Study

Movie Adaptations

Further Study Movie Adaptations

Brave New World has never been adapted for cinematic release, although several directors, including Ridley Scott, have expressed interest in making a movie of Huxley’s novel. The novel has been adapted twice as a movie for television broadcast:

Brave New World (1980)
Director: by Burt Brinckerhoff.
Notable cast: Kristoffer Tabori, Bud Cort, and Marcia Strassman.

This adaptation received mixed reviews when it was broadcast and is now somewhat dated. However, it is quite faithful to Huxley’s story, and makes some intelligent additions to the world Huxley imagined. The whole movie can be watched on YouTube.

Brave New World (1998)
Directed by Larry Williams and Leslie Libman.
Notable cast: Peter Gallagher and Leonard Nimoy.

This movie made some major changes to Huxley’s story. It centers on Bernard’s relationship with Lenina and ends with Bernard choosing to join Lenina in exile. It received poor reviews when it was broadcast. The movie is available on YouTube.