Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

What if you had no right to read?

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Podcast Release Date:
Jan 06, 2023

100 Years of Dystopia Series Episode 4

The Arson Chronicles

Author Ray Bradbury turns up the temperature on censorship and nuclear panic to Fahrenheit 451 degrees with his acclaimed 1953 novel about a book-burning dystopia.  But did French New Wave director Francois Truffaut torch those literary ambitions with his Mod movie adaptation?  And does fireman of the future Guy Montag receive the third degree from pill-popping wife Julie Christie for daring to pick up Charles Dickens, or for pointing his nozzle at a lookalike anarchist librarian? Hear the storied words of Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart when you Donate for Gold Level.

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Movie Details

Series
100 Years of Dystopia
Original Title
Fahrenheit 451
Title
Fahrenheit 451
Director
François Truffaut
Author
Producer
Lewis M. Allen
Writer
Actors
Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring, Jeremy Spenser, Bee Duffell, Alex Scott, Gillian Aldam, Michael Balfour, Ann Bell, Yvonne Blake, Arthur Cox, Frank Cox, Fred Cox, Noel Davis, Judith Drinan, Kevin Eldon, Alan Ford, Joan Francis, Denis Gilmore, David Glover, Tina Hart, Arthur Haynes, Caroline Hunt, Edward Kaye, Mark Lester, Gillian Lewis, Eric Mason, Charlie McFadden, Roma Milne, Michael Mundell, Anna Palk, Donald Pickering, John Rae, Terry Sartain, Arnold Schulkes, Reg Thomason, Tom Watson, Chris William, Earl Younger
Runtime
1 h 53 min
Release Date
7 September 1966
Genres
Drama, Science Fiction
Overview
In the future, the government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers, known as “firemen,” to perform the necessary book burnings. Fireman Montag begins to question the morality of his vocation…

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