George Orwell may have predicted that in 1984 the world would be a colorless place where humans relentlessly bowed down to big brother but 1984 Riding Into Hell finds a very different world than that what he'd predicted. The year is examined by taking a closer look at he rock & roll scene, world news & politics, celebrities & pop culture and technology.
See the introduction of a famous computer brand that becomes the catalyst of the technological renaissance. Hear about a wicked famous drug bust and the personal opinion of the violator about controlled substances. Revisit television commercials and take a quick peek at network programming. Check out the latest and greatest in movies and gaming. See who the budding stars were at the time and who married whom. Find out what airline got its start that year, and hear reviews of albums that were released. We'll follow the 1984 election campaigns and the Cold War strife with the Russians. Finally, we digest the tragedies that occurred in the world along with the ones that resulted from the rock and roll lifestyle.
The documentary will also follow the rise and fall of a promising metal band called Forcer, and the woes of their manager as he negotiates with record companies to get them signed to a record deal, while at the same time standing at the edge of a dark abyss of a partying lifestyle.
Winner of both best documentary and best cinematography
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