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FAHRENHEIT 451 The Review

Human Rating: 4 / 5 Alien Rating: Government Cover Up
 

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Fahrenheit 451Based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name set in a dystopian future in which it is the fire brigade's job to burn banned books. One of the firemen rebels and flees to the forests where he joins a group of dissidents whose set task it is to preserve these banned books. (They seem to include almost all books since a list of inoffensive classics such as Jane Eyre is among them.) They "preserve" these books by each of them memorizing the complete text of a particular book. In fact, they become that specific book as they forget their real names and [are] instead called Moby Dick, Great Expectations, Crime and Punishment... the book they have been assigned to memorize.

Weird, yes. And wonderful. Everything science fiction is on about. Thus it should come as no surprise that this film was made in the 1960s by a French director (Francois Truffaut). Hollywood just seems to lack the intellectual capacity and moral integrity to make films like these...

Review by James O'Ehley from The Sci-Fi Movie Page.

 
 
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Bradbury est très complexe et peu clair, tous dans le même souffle. Ses histoires de science-fiction...
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[QUOTE=ste ve12553]Th ere seems to be a large percentage of people in this world who don't recog...
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[QUOTE=ste warde]Rema kes typically suck. But I think that if they are able to remain faithful to...
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