Fahrenheit 451

Synopsis: Based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. Guy Montag is a firefighter who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants. People in this society including Montag's wife are drugged into compliancy and get their information from wall-length television screens. After Montag falls in love with book-hoarding Clarisse, he begins to read confiscated books. It is through this relationship that he begins to question the government's motives behind book-burning. Montag is soon found out, and he must decide whether to return to his job or run away knowing full well the consequences that he could face if captured.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): François Truffaut
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
NOT RATED
Year:
1966
112 min
701 Views

[ Announcer ]

AN ENTERPRISE VINEYARD

PRODUCTION.

OSKAR WERNER,

JULIE CHRISTIE...

INFAHRENHEIT 451.

CO-STARRING:
CYRIL CUSACK,

ANTON DIFFRING,

JEREMY SPENSER,

BEE DUFFEIL, ALEX SCOTT.

SCREENPLAY BY FRANCOIS TRUFFAU AND JEAN LOUIS RICHARD.

FROM A NOVEL:

BY RAY BRADBURY.

MUSIC BY BERNARD HERMAN.

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:

NICHOLAS ROWE.

COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR.

ART DIRECTOR:
SID CAINE.

PRODUCTION AND COSTUME DESIGN

CONSULTANT:
TONY WALTON.

FILM EDITOR:
THOM NOBLE.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER:

MICKEY DELAMAR.

PRODUCED BY LEWIS M. ALLEN.

DIRECTED BY FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT.

[ Bell Ringing ]

[ Phone Ringing ]

HELLO.

[ Woman ]

GET OUT ! HURRY !

WHAT ? WHO IS THAT ?

GET MOVING ! FOR GOD'S SAKE,

GET OUT OF THERE !

I--

[ Line Disconnects ]

HELLO ?

[ Siren Approaching ]

[ Siren Continues ]

[ Siren Continues ]

[ Siren Blaring ]

[ Siren Winding Down ]

[ Captain ]

MONTAG, HERE.

WELL... WHAT SOR WERE THESE THEN, MONTAG ?

I DIDN'T REALLY LOOK, SIR.

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.

NOVELS, BIOGRAPHIES,

ADVENTURE STORIES.

OH, ROUTINE, EH ?

WHY WILL THEY DO IT ?

IT'S SHEER PERVERSITY.

BY THE WAY...

[ Fireman ]

PASS IT OVER.

WHAT DOES MONTAG DO

WITH HIS DAY OFF DUTY ?

NOT VERY MUCH, SIR.

MOW THE LAWN.

AND WHAT IF THE LAW

FORBIDS THAT ?

JUST WATCH IT GROW, SIR.

UH-HUH.

GOOD.

GOOD. MONTAG MIGHT BE

HEARING SOME EXCITING NEWS

IN A DAY OR TWO.

BENEDICT WON'T BE WITH US

VERY MUCH LONGER,

AND MONTAG'S NAME

HAS BEEN MENTIONED.

PROMOTION, SIR ?

[ Engine Starting ]

I TRUST THAT THE THOUGH MAKES MONTAG HAPPY.

I THINK WE'RE NEIGHBORS.

I LIVE NEAR BLOCK 813.

ISN'T THA WHERE YOU LIVE ?

YES, I DO.

DO YOU KNOW WE MAKE

THE SAME TRIP TOGETHER

ALMOST EVERY DAY ?

DO WE ?

HMM.

THAT'S WHY

I THOUGHT TO MYSELF,

WELL, WE OUGH TO TALK TO EACH OTHER.

DO YOU MIND ?

ME TALKING, I MEAN.

NO, NO, GO AHEAD.

TALK.

I CAN'T PROMISE

TO THINK OF ANYTHING

TO ANSWER THOUGH.

[ Laughs ]

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT.

ONCE I GET STARTED,

NOTHING CAN STOP ME.

MY UNCLE SAYS I AM

A VERITABLE WELL OF WORDS.

HAS THIS UNCLE OF YOURS

EVER WARNED YOU NEVER

TO SPEAK TO STRANGERS ?

NO.

HE DID SAY ONCE IF ANYONE

ASKED HOW OLD I WAS...

TO SAY I WAS 20 YEARS OLD

AND LIGHT IN THE HEAD.

THEY ALWAYS GO TOGETHER.

"LIGHT IN THE HEAD" ?

MMM.

LOOPY. CRAZY.

ANYWAY,

YOU DON'T FRIGHTEN ME.

WHY SHOULD I ?

NO REASON REALLY.

THE UNIFORM, I SUPPOSE.

[ Monorail Hisses ]

MOST PEOPLE ARE...

FRIGHTENED,

FRIGHTENED OF FIREMEN.

THIS IS MY STOP NOW.

MINE TOO.

ARE YOU AN OFFICER ?

OH, NO. NOT YET.

AN OFFICER HAS TO--

I'M GOING TO BE

PROMOTED SOON.

EVEN WITH MY EYES CLOSED,

I COULD TELL WHAT YOU DO

FOR A JOB.

BECAUSE OF THE SMELL

OF KEROSENE ?

HUH.

QUITE A SCENT,

ISN'T IT ?

MY WIFE DOESN' LIKE IT VERY MUCH.

SHE SAYS IT LINGERS.

I DON'T MIND.

I THINK OF I AS A... PERFUME.

PERFUME ?

YES, A PERFUME,

LIKE ANY OTHER.

I DON'T THINK

I'VE SEEN YOUR WIFE.

WHAT'S SHE LIKE ?

SHE'S RATHER LIKE YOU,

EXCEPT HER HAIR IS LONG.

RATHER LIKE ME ?

QUITE LIKE YOU.

[ Laughs ]

TELL ME, THAT NUMBER

YOU ALL WEAR, WHAT'S IT MEAN ?

OH, FAHRENHEIT 451.

WHY 451 RATHER THAN

813 OR 121 ?

FAHRENHEIT 451

IS THE TEMPERATURE

AT WHICH...

BOOK PAPER CATCHES FIRE

AND STARTS TO BURN.

I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU

SOMETHING ELSE, ONLY

I DON'T REALLY DARE.

GO AHEAD.

IS IT TRUE...

THAT A LONG TIME AGO...

FIREMEN USED TO PUT OUT FIRES

AND NOT BURN BOOKS ?

[ Laughs ]

REALLY, YOUR UNCLE

IS RIGHT. YOU ARE

LIGHT IN THE HEAD.

"PUT FIRES OUT" ?

WHO TOLD YOU THAT ?

I DON'T KNOW. SOMEONE.

BUT IS IT TRUE ?

WHAT A STRANGE IDEA.

HOUSES HAVE ALWAYS

BEEN FIREPROOF.

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François Truffaut

François Roland Truffaut (French: [fʁɑ̃.swa ʁɔ.lɑ̃ tʁyfo]; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, as well as one of the founders of the French New Wave. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he remains an icon of the French film industry, having worked on over 25 films. Truffaut's film The 400 Blows came to be a defining film of the French New Wave movement, and was followed by four sequels, Antoine et Colette, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, and Love on the Run between 1958 and 1979. Truffaut's 1973 film Day for Night earned him critical acclaim and several awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Film and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His other notable films include Shoot the Piano Player (1960), Jules et Jim (1961), The Wild Child (1970), Two English Girls (1971), and The Woman Next Door (1981). more…

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