Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 is a 1966 science fiction film directed by Francois Truffaut and starring Julie Christie. It's based on the book by Ray Bradbury.

The Cinemated Man offers the film on Blip.TV:

The film itself starts about 5 1/2 minutes into the video.

Moria has a review, giving the film 4 stars. 1000 Misspent Hours says, "Unfortunately, a lot more went wrong with Fahrenheit 451 than went right, and a lot of what went wrong is absolutely inexplicable." The New York Times calls it "pretentious and pedantic" and "dull" and "bloodless and pompous". Variety says it's "thoughtfully directed". Senses of Cinema has an article.


  1. So at the end of the movie, Montag has to choose a book to memorize. In such a scenario, in which you could preserve only one book for posterity, what would you choose?

  2. Anonymous8:10 AM

    " Based on the book by Ray Bradbury," well, both the book and the film were entitled "Fahrenheit 451." The resemblance falters from there.

    A Pal

  3. There were several of us who read the book the same year in high school, and we had some interesting discussions about what books we'd like to be saved and how we'd go about picking one to memorize. One person started memorizing Fahrenheit 451. Someone else picked Gone with the Wind. At this point, I'm not sure a novel would be my choice...