5 December 2010

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury in 1953, later it became a film directed by La Nouvelle Vague filmmaker, François Truffaut, starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie. The story is set in a future America where reading is illegal and the fireman is in charge of burning illegal books such as works of literature as well as the bible.  English film director, Nicolas Roeg took charge of cinematography, the music is by famous Hitchcock collaborator, Bernard Herrmann.
The film was made in 1966 and set in the future so it has a toy-like cheap-ish element  to it, but doesn't make me stop like it. The film has a different ending to the novel and I prefer more Truffaut's hopeful and romantic ending. Great film.


1 comment:

  1. agreed! (so underrated -) a great movie.