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.Written by
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Please, please, please don't judge the book by this movie
while the movie itself isn't horrid, it is miles behind the book. no matter how good the actors themselves are(and these aren't too good), the emotions of this book just aren't transfered to screen. don't watch this movie. save your money and buy the book. i won't bore you with the plot as some people do(THESE ARE COMMENTS PEOPLE! NOT PLOT SUMMARIES), but i will give you this word of warning: the movie makes little sense unless you have read the book.
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