Rent Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

3.5 of 5 from 110 ratings
1h 48min
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Synopsis:
Montag (Oskar Werner), a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden books, meets a revolutionary school teacher (Julie Christie) who dares to read. Suddenly, he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between his rebellious mistress and his pleasure-seeking conformist wife (also played by Julie Christie), but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Lewis M. Allen
Writers:
François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Ray Bradbury, David Rudkin, Helen Scott
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/11/2003
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, French, German
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Novel: A Discussion with author Ray Bradbury
  • Making of Fahrenheit 451
  • Feature Commentary with Julie Christie
  • The Music of Fahrenheit 451
  • The original title sequence of feature
  • Production Photographs
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/05/2017
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English, Japanese
Subtitles:
Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'Fahrenheit 451'
  • The Novel: A Discussion with Author Ray Bradbury
  • The Music of 'Fahrenheit 451'
  • Original Title Sequence of Feature
  • Photo and Poster Gallery
  • Feature Commentary with Julie Christie

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Reviews (2) of Fahrenheit 451

Flawed but utterly unforgettable - Fahrenheit 451 review by hooeboy

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01/05/2008

A beautifully filmed and directed movie. Although not 100% faithful to author Ray Bradbury's vision, director Francois Truffaut retained the paranoia and excitement of the novel. Critics who thought that genre science fiction was beneath contempt were non-plussed at the film's philosphical depth and visual impact. It is at times flawed in its narrative and even clunky by 21st century standards, yet it is an unforgettable and deeply moving masterpiece.

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Missed opportunity - Fahrenheit 451 review by Alain

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13/06/2018

François Truffaut turned a page turner of a book into a dull drawn-out film. I don't mind adaptations that stray from their original novels, but this one carefully removes the most pertinent elements (no Faber? no war? no hound?) resulting in an almost complete lack of tension and urgency, so well captured in the book.

Truffaut spends about 80% of the film on the first 3rd of the book, and brings the film to an abrupt conclusion that fails to connect with the rest of the story.

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