Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

François Truffaut's strange and fantastic adaptation of the 1951 Ray Badbury novel, envisioning a dystopian future where books are outlawed. However, Montag (Oskar Werner), a fireman tasked with burning found literature, begins to question the government's overbearing motives and becomes swept up with a rebellious group of readers.

This is Truffaut's first colour film and his only in English. The title refers to the temperature that Bradbury thought required to set paper alight.

1966Rating: PG112 minsUK
DramaScience FictionClassic

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Variety

Variety

press

With a serious and even terrifying theme, this excursion into science fiction has been thoughtfully directed ... there is adequate evidence of light touches to bring welcome and needed relief to a sombre and scarifying subject.

Time Out

Time Out

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An underrated film, perhaps because it is less science fiction than a tale of 'once upon a time.'

Variety

Variety

press

With a serious and even terrifying theme, this excursion into science fiction has been thoughtfully directed ... there is adequate evidence of light touches to bring welcome and needed relief to a sombre and scarifying subject.

Time Out

Time Out

press

An underrated film, perhaps because it is less science fiction than a tale of 'once upon a time.'

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