Brave New World (1998 film)

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Brave New World
Written byDan Mazur (teleplay)
David Tausik (teleplay)
Directed byLeslie Libman
Larry Williams
StarringPeter Gallagher
Leonard Nimoy
Tim Guinee
Rya Kihlstedt
Sally Kirkland
Miguel Ferrer
Music byDaniel Licht
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerDan Wigutow
ProducersMichael R. Joyce
Todd Sharp (associate producer)
CinematographyRonald Víctor García
EditorCindy Mollo
Running time87 minutes
Production companiesDan Wigutow Productions
HOF Productions
Michael R. Joyce Productions
USA Networks Studios
Universal Television Entertainment
Original networkNBC
Original release
  • April 19, 1998 (1998-04-19)

Brave New World is a 1998 television movie loosely based on Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel of the same name.[1] The film stars Peter Gallagher and Leonard Nimoy. It is an abridged version of the original story. The film aired on NBC.[citation needed]


The movie loosely follows the plot of Huxley's novel, but adds a coda to the end.

Just as Bernard Marx is about to take over the job of Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning, replacing the disgraced previous director, Lenina informs him that she is pregnant with his child. She conceived it the night that John Savage fell to his death. She did not use her birth control that night. Bernard suggests that she say it was an accident and have an abortion, but she makes it clear that she will not, and so prefers banishment.

Bernard lets her go – secretly – and takes the job he has aspired to throughout his career, but he is soon unhappy, and no amount of Soma can change that. He has seen and learned to appreciate genuine emotions and human experiences thanks to knowing John, as has Lenina. As a result, Bernard follows Lenina into exile from society.

Director Mustapha Mond looks for Bernard at their scheduled meeting, and is handed a note. The messenger explains that Bernard got away from society by authorizing a trip for himself. Mond laughs out loud to himself, indicating that he will not pursue them. The final scene shows a beach with Lenina and Bernard. They appear to be playing with their natural born daughter on the shore.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ Huxley, Aldous (1962) [1932]. Brave New World. New York City (original London): Bantam Books (original Chatto & Windus). ASIN B000GG6OGM.CS1 maint: location (link)

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