In the future, an oppressive government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers known as "firemen" to perform the necessary book burnings. This is the premise of Ray Bradbury's acclaimed science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451, which became the source material for French director François Truffaut's English-language debut. While some liberties are taken with the description of the world, the narrative remains the same, as fireman Montag (Oskar Werner) begins to question the morality of his vocation. Curious about the world of books, he soon falls in love with a beautiful young member of a pro-literature underground -- and with literature itself. Critics were divided on the effectiveness of the result; some praised the unique design and eerie color cinematography by Nicolas Roeg, while others found the film's stylized approach overly distancing and attacked the central performances as unnatural. In any case, however, the film inarguably succeeds in making Truffaut's reverence for the written word abundantly clear, especially during the film's justifiably famous finale. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||6c911c06-1a02-6b8c-2067-1bcba73d3ae1|
|Grouping Title||fahrenheit 451|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-11 20:21:14PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-09-24 03:18:06AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
|auth_author2||Allen, Lewis M., 1922-|
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
Christie, Julie, 1941-
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993.
Diffring, Anton, 1918-1989.
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975.
Roeg, Nicolas, 1928-
Scott, Alex, 1929-
Spenser, Jeremy, 1937-
Werner, Oskar, 1922-1984.
|author2-role||Allen, Lewis M.,1922-|
Bradbury, Ray,1920-Fahrenheit 451.
|display_description||Montag, 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.|
|itype_catalog||ADULT FLOATING DVD|
FOL DVD Adult 1 week
|local_callnumber_catalog||DVD FICTION FAHRENHEIT|
|owning_library_catalog||Sacramento Public Library|
|subject_facet||Book burning -- Drama|
Science fiction films
|title_full||Fahrenheit 451 [videorecording] / an Enterprise Vineyard Film production ; producer, Lewis M. Allen ; director, Francois Truffaut ; screenplay by Francois Truffaut and Jean-Louis Richard|