Friday, December 6, 2013

Wayward Pines Orwellian Message - In A Time of Universal Deceit

Agassiz, BC is the location of the exterior movie set for the Fox TV Special called "Wayward Pines". To accommodate filming a set, half a (small) town in size, has been built on Pioneer Park.  All the buildings that you see below are constructs.  Filming resumed early this week and more is planned sporadically until February. 
I noticed on my walk about that graffiti had been painted on one of the buildings, "In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act".
I had heard those words before, they are often attributed to George Orwell but likely incorrectly. There is a great little article about George Orwell and the hunt for the origin of this message at "The Quote Investigator" for you literary types; website linked here for convenience.
I should mention that there is also a  lovely slideshow of the building of the Wayward Pine set done by the local newspaper, The Agassiz Harrison Observer, it is definitely worth a look and can be found at: Slideshow: Pioneer Avenue transforms into Wayward Pines - Agassiz-Harrison Observer
Agassiz, BC is a pretty special small town, the movie set, the largest currently in BC is very interesting to see.  So, take a drive and have a look and while you are at it check out some of the local businesses.


Imagine living here....

Stephen Mullock RI
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1 comment:

  1. I love that show! That's pretty cool to see the set, it's always interesting to see the transition from a set to your TV. Absolutely everything is a useless prop with absolutely no usability. Thanks for sharing, Stephen and best of luck in 2014.