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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Fahrenheit 451                                  (1966)
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Julie Christie Julie Christie
Clarisse / Linda Montag
Oskar Werner Oskar Werner
Guy Montag
Cyril Cusack Cyril Cusack
Captain Beatty
Anton Diffring Anton Diffring
Fabian / Headmistress
Jeremy Spenser Jeremy Spenser
Man with the Apple
Bee Duffell Bee Duffell
Book Woman
Alex Scott Alex Scott
Book Person: 'The Life of Henry Brulard'
Gillian Aldam Gillian Aldam
Judoka Woman


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François Truffaut François Truffaut
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Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard
(screenplay)


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5 years, 6 months ago at Feb 17 17:47
An annoying movie based upon a good book, a classic of science-fiction. No sense of rythm, no direction, just a great deception for a fan of Ray Bradburry

A good movie

2 years, 3 months ago at May 13 15:38
To be honest, even though I have heard about this very famous book, I have actually never read it and the main reason I wanted to check this movie was above all because it was directed by François Truffaut, one of the greatest French directors ever. This movie was a huge step for Truffaut as it would be his first (and only) English speaking production. On top of that, he was working with the love... read more
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In a future totalitarian and oppressive society, where books are forbidden, Guy Montag is a fireman. The mission of firemen in this society with fireproof houses is to burn books at 451° F, the temperature of combustion of paper. Montag is married with Linda, a futile woman that joins "The Family" through the interactive television. When Montag meets Clarisse, she asks him if he has ever read a book - Montag becomes curious. He decides to steal and read a book, twisting his view of life.
Release date: 14 November 1966
UPC: 014381423129
Tags: Drama (16), Dystopia (15), Sci-fi (14), 1960s (12), 1966 (11), UK (8), Censorship (7), Books (7), Totalitarianism (7), Based On Novel (6), (4), Science Fiction (4), Suicide (4), Francois Truffaut (4), Futuristic (4), Ray Bradbury (3), Based On A Novel (3), Scifi (3), Resistance (3), Based On Book (2)
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“To be honest, even though I have heard about this very famous book, I have actually never read it and the main reason I wanted to check this movie was above all because it was directed by François Truffaut, one of the greatest French directors ever. This movie was a huge step for Truffaut as it would be his first (and only) English speaking production. On top of that, he was working with the lovely and very talented Julie Christie which made the whole thing even more intriguing. Eventually, the whole thing was not bad at all but it didn't turn out be one of Truffaut’s best movies, I’m afraid. First of all, he admitted himself that he never really cared about science-fiction as a genre so you might wonder if he was really the best director for this material. Furthermore, he barely mast” read more


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