Fahrenheit 451


Review: A fireman has a job of destroying all books. He then decides to keep a book for himself and then finds himself torn between his job and the love for his books.
Director: Francois Truffaut
Actors: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie and Cyril Cusack
Year: 1966
Genre: Classics, Drama, Fantasy and Sci-fi
Conclusion: 4/5
This is the only film that Francois Truffaut directed in English. Based on a famous book by Ray Bradbury. Julie Christie is fantastic but Oskar Werner lets the film down with his acting. It is like he just can’t be bothered. Apparently he did not meet eye to eye with the director especially by the end of filming and for the last two weeks they never spoke to one another. Francois Truffaut said that this was his only film in which he clashed with an actor. Despite then not getting on they both died within two days of each other in October 1984. There is an incredible score by Herrmann. One of the books that gets burnt is actually “Fahrenheit 451”. Jane Fonda was offered one of the roles that ended up going to Julie Christie.


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