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...Fahrenheit 451 is a bizarre but also very interesting film. This futuristic tale is obviously about individuality and freedom and it draws some interesting parallels to our society; if you think about it, the film was made in 66, only 21 years after the World War II where too, there was intellectual repression and manipulation trough the media. Visually, the film looks a bit dated, of course, but at the same time, it does look incredibly futuristic and at the time it came out, it must have made an even bigger visual impact. The sets, the props, and the costumes are all amazing and very well done. I don't think I'll ever forget the image of the firefighters in their black sleek uniforms running around in their futuristic red truck. The main character, Oscar Montag was nicely played by Oskar Werner but the films belongs to the insanely beautiful Julie Christie who played the roles of Montag's wife, and school teacher Clarissa. Not only is she gorgeous but she is a delight to watch. Fahrenheit 451 is odd, but it's definitely an interesting film and the concept is quite clever. It deserves to be seen for its originality.