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- The Novel: A Discussion with Author Ray Bradbury
- Making of Fahrenheit 451
- Feature Commentary with Julie Christie
- Original Title Sequence of Feature
- Theatrical Trailer
- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 1, 2003
- Originally Released: 1966
- Label: Universal Studios
- Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - English
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Julie Christie & Oskar Werner|
|Performer:||Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring, Jeremy Spenser, Bee Duffell, Alex Scott, Michael Balfour, Anna Palk & Ann Bell|
|Directed by||François Truffaut|
|Screenwriting by||François Truffaut & Jean-Louis Richard|
|Composition by||Bernard Herrmann|
"...Truffaut's direction seems more Hitchcockian than ever..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Montag (Oskar Werner), a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, 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. Truffaut's first English language production is an eerie fable where mankind becomes the ultimate evil.
- Theatrical release: November 14, 1966
- Shown at the Venice Film Festival, September 7, 1966.
- FAHRENHEIT 451 was one of the first films to emerge from Universal Studios, London. It was also François Truffaut's first fully English language film.
- Among the books burned in the film are novels of author Ray Bradbury and an issue of the French film journal Cahiers du Cinema, which Truffaut wrote for.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 143 ratings.
I'm not quite sure just how lacking in emotion the characters in this film were supposed to be, but I think the acting could have been played with much deeper "conviction of character" than Christie and Werner did. But, opinions are kinda like rear ends... everybody has one. The settings are as cold and emotionless as the characters. Even the hard-core party apparatchiks bluster and give orders, but seem to not really care about what they are so fervently supposed to believe in: the suppression of all free thought and total subjugation of the mind to the state. And in the end, when Werner has found his "free-thinkers' utopia", they all, too, seem devoid of any real happiness or satisfaction with their new-found freedom. If that is the way Truffaut meant for the film to come across, he succeeded capably, but, in my humble opinion, not admirably.
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