Fahrenheit 451 (1966 film)  

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Fahrenheit 451 is a 1966 film of a dystopian future, based on the novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury.

Fahrenheit 451 is set in a world where books are banned and critical thought is suppressed; the central character, Guy Montag, is employed as a "fireman" (which, in this case, means "book burner"). 451 degrees Fahrenheit (about 233°C) is stated as "the temperature at which book-paper catches fire, and burns ...". It was directed by François Truffaut, his only English-language film.

The movie differed somewhat from the novel. For example, Clarisse survives throughout the film and accompanies Montag when he leaves the city, and the role played by Faber is reduced significantly, appearing only briefly in one scene as an old man asleep on a park bench. Bradbury has said that Truffaut "captured the soul and essence of the book," although he disliked the double omission of Faber and the Mechanical Hound.

The film starred Oskar Werner as Montag and Julie Christie in the dual roles of Linda (Mildred) Montag and Clarisse.

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Note: According to the book Bradbury: An Illustrated Life, neither Bradbury nor Truffaut chose the books that appear in the movie. However, the DVD commentary suggests that many or all of the books used came from Truffaut's personal library.




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