Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Fahrenheit 451 1966 film

Finished reading the book then watched the film directed by Francois Truffaut. 
Though there are obvious differences in between the 2, Fahrenheit would be difficult for any film maker to capture the atmosphere of the text. All considered, it's not too bad. 

Heard some really harsh things about Julie Christie's performance in this, it's not brilliant, but not terrible.

Bradbury had a hard time finding someone to buy the story in the first place. It was published in 1953 and in 1954 was even serialised in Playboy magazine.

Obviously book burnings happened throughout history, and that is obviously a drawn conclusion, but it's also an apt metaphor for so much more.

Best part in the movie by far was the hysterical jet-pack men (not present in the book) I love dated special effects, they're just so much fun.

I really like how much attention in screen time was given to the people on the outskirts becoming personifications of the books that were destroyed. The scene was done really well!

Now to find a copy of the comic book:
LINK to the Amazon page

It looks brilliant!

Pics from Tumblr and Youtube stills


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