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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Director: François Truffaut Cast: Oskar Werner
Oskar Werner
, Julie Christie
Julie Christie
, Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
, Anton Diffring
Anton Diffring
François Truffaut
Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Director: François Truffaut Cast: Oskar Werner
Oskar Werner
, Julie Christie
Julie Christie
, Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
, Anton Diffring
Anton Diffring
François Truffaut

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Overview

In the future, an oppressive government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers known as "firemen" to perform the necessary book burnings. This is the premise of Ray Bradbury's acclaimed science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451, which became the source material for French director François Truffaut's English-language debut. While some liberties are taken with the description of the world, the narrative remains the same, as fireman Montag (Oskar Werner) begins to question the morality of his vocation. Curious about the world of books, he soon falls in love with a beautiful young member of a pro-literature underground -- and with literature itself. Critics were divided on the effectiveness of the result; some praised the unique design and eerie color cinematography by Nicolas Roeg, while others found the film's stylized approach overly distancing and attacked the central performances as unnatural. In any case, however, the film inarguably succeeds in making Truffaut's reverence for the written word abundantly clear, especially during the film's justifiably famous finale.


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Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2017
UPC: 0025192401169
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 5,104

Special Features

The Making of Fahrenheit 451; The Novel: A Discussion with Author Ray Bradbury; The Music of Fahrenheit 451; Original Title Sequence of Feature; Photo & Poster Gallery; Feature Commentary with Julie Christie

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Oskar Werner Montag
Julie Christie Linda/Clarisse
Cyril Cusack Captain
Anton Diffring Fabian
Jeremy Spencer Man with the Apple
Bee Duffell Book Woman
Gillian Lewis TV Announcer
Caroline Hunt Helen
Anna Palk Jackie
Roma Milne Neighbor
Gillian Aldam Judoka Woman
Michael Balfour Machiavelli's The Prince
Ann Bell Doris
Yvonne Blake Jewish Question
Frank Cox Prejudice
Arthur Cox First Male Nurse
Fred Cox Pride
Noel Davis TV Announcer
Judith Drynan Plato's Republic
Kevin Elder Second Small Boy
Joan Francis Bar Telephonist
Denis Gilmore Martian Chronicles
David Glover Pickwick Papers
Hermiston Actor
Edward Kaye Judoka Man
Mark Lester First Small Boy
Eric Mason Second Male Nurse
Michael Mundell Stoneman
Donald Pickering TV announcer
John Rae Weir of Hermiston
Alex Scott Henry Brulard
Tom Watson Sgt. Instructor
Chris Williams Black
Earl Younger Nephew of "The Weir of Hermiston"

Technical Credits
François Truffaut Director,Screenwriter
Lewis M. Allen Producer
Sidney Cain Art Director
Syd Cain Production Designer
Bowie Films Special Effects
Bernard Herrmann Score Composer
Harry Horner Production Designer
Thom Noble Editor
Jean-Louis Richard Screenwriter
Nicolas Roeg Cinematographer
David Rudkin Screenwriter
Helen Scott Screenwriter
Charles Staffell Special Effects
Tony Walton Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Ray Bradbury Source Author

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