Film Friday: Fahrenheit 451

August 23, 2013 Film Friday 2

Have you ever been surprised to find out a film was based on a book? Film Friday is a weekly feature that spotlights films that were adapted from books.

Yesterday was Ray Bradbury’s birthday and what better way to honor the memory of a great American author, than to feature his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451.

Guy Montag: Well, it’s a job just like any other. Good work with lots of variety. Monday, we burn Miller; Tuesday, Tolstoy; Wednesday, Walt Whitman; Friday, Faulkner; and Saturday and Sunday, Schopenhauer and Sartre. We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes. That’s our official motto.

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. Guy Montag is a firefighter who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants.

2 Responses to “Film Friday: Fahrenheit 451”

    • Jessica

      You haven’t seen Fahrenheit 451? A classic must see as well as read, but I do enjoy the film. Just look away from the burning books!

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