Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

DVD - 2003
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Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden books, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal, c2003
Branch Call Number: DVD FAH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 53 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm


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Apr 30, 2018

First off - What I'd like to know is this - Why-oh-why are so many SyFy stories that forecast man's future always so annoyingly bleak and the outlook so lousy? Eh? Why? Like - Are we really that doomed even before we get there?

When it comes to this particular sterile and dry vision of man's future where the reading of books is banned by law - It made no sense to me why people were still being taught to read and write. I mean - What the hell for?

Also - I found it hard to believe that what took place in this 1966 movie's storyline was how the law handled the ones who were outed for having books. Like - C'mon! Seriously!!??

And, finally - Speaking about French director, Francois Truffaut's screen adaptation of Ray Bradbury's 1953 novel - IMO - "Fahrenheit 451" played out like a super-cheesy "Made-For-TV" movie. It really did.

This film's drab plotline was as dry as dust. It was intellectually insulting. It was painfully predictable. And, overall, as a production, it came across like something you'd expect from the likes of shlock director, Ed Wood. I ain't kidding.

Aug 17, 2015

a dystopian look at what happens to a society that no longer has the benefit of a shared history of books and the information, stories and emotion they contain.

Trauffaut's only film made in a language he didn't speak - English, and it was not well received in its early years.

special features and reviews report lots of trouble on the set, but I didn't find it evident while watching.

interesting to watch the titles of the books as they burn.

Missumuch Apr 30, 2014

One of my favorites. Christie is fantastic as usual…doing two roles. The male lead is my favorite French actor anyway for that day so he could do no wrong. The music score is fantastic. The ending is the most beautiful and somber messages I had ever seen and it made me cry, but it also made me memorize an entire book just for the heck of it, so that for a while there (I was 12 years old at the time-) I would walk around and say, I am…(the name of my memorized book).and I could quote any part of it. I particularly remember the part of burning the house down with the books inside and the lady refusing to give it all up…my mother was a librarian so I can't imagine. This is a must see for anyone who loves books.

hungryforbooks Apr 29, 2014

This is a brilliant adaption, with Truffaut touches, of the book. Acting is superb with Julie Christie doing two roles and the rest of the entire cast doing a fantastic job.

Mar 11, 2014

Too weird for my taste. However, a cult classic. Represents a society where freedom is taken away, which should never happen.

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