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Fahrenheit 451 (movie)

4 Ratings: 3.0
A movie

The classic science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury was a curious choice for one of the leading directors of the French New Wave, François Truffaut. But from the opening credits onward (spoken, not written on screen), Truffaut takes Bradbury's … see full wiki

Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 3, 1989, November 2, 1966
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Fahrenheit 451 (movie)
review by . June 04, 2008
"Fahrenheit 451" would be an ok movie if it was not based on such a good book. The movie, based on a book by Ray Bradbury with the same name, is about a world in which reading is not permitted, books are all banned, people are engulfed by their TVs (not that far-fetched anymore huh?!) and firemen start fires.     Montag is a fireman and has been living the life he is expected to life, carrying out the job he is expected to perform and conforming nicely to a society that controls, …
review by . April 03, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
This film has failed to attract the attention and appreciation which I think it deserves. Directed by Francois Truffaut and based on Ray Bradbury's novel, it co-stars Oskar Werner (Guy Montag) and Julie Christie in two roles (Linda and Clarisse). The cinematography provided by Nicolas Roeg is superb. The title specifies the temperature at which paper will burn in a totalitarian society in which books are systematically incinerated by "firemen" whose single purpose is to eliminate anything which …
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