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Fahrenheit 451 ()


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In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

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Clarisse / Linda Montag
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Guy Montag
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Captain Beatty
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Fabian / Headmistress
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Man with the Apple
Bee Duffell ...
Book Woman
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Book Person: 'The Life of Henry Brulard'
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Gillian Aldam ...
Judoka Woman (uncredited)
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Book Person: Machiavelli's 'The Prince' (uncredited)
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Doris (uncredited)
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Book Person: 'The Jewish Question' (uncredited)
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Male Nurse (uncredited)
Frank Cox ...
Book Person: 'Prejudice' (uncredited)
Fred Cox ...
Book Person: 'Pride' (uncredited)
Noel Davis ...
Cousin Midge - TV Personality (uncredited)
Judith Drinan ...
Book Person - Plato's 'Republic' (uncredited)
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Robert - First Schoolboy (uncredited)
Joan Francis ...
Telephonist (uncredited)
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Book Person: 'The Martian Chronicles' (uncredited)
David Glover ...
Book Person: 'The Pickwick Papers' (uncredited)
Tina Hart ...
Wanted Woman (uncredited)
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Man on Commuter Train (uncredited)
Caroline Hunt ...
Helen (uncredited)
Edward Kaye ...
Judoka Man (uncredited)
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Second Schoolboy (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ...
Woman on Train (uncredited)
Gillian Lewis ...
TV Announcer (uncredited)
Eric Mason ...
Male Nurse (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden ...
Nervous Man at Post Box (uncredited)
Roma Milne ...
Clarisse's Neighbor (uncredited)
Michael Mundell ...
Trainee Stoneman (uncredited)
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Jackie (uncredited)
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TV Announcer (uncredited)
John Rae ...
Book Person: 'Weir of Hermiston' (uncredited)
Terry Sartain ...
Wanted Man (uncredited)
Arnold Schulkes ...
Wanted Man (uncredited)
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Train Passenger (uncredited)
Tom Watson ...
Instructor Sergeant (uncredited)
Chris William ...
Trainee Black (uncredited)
Earl Younger ...
Book Person's Nephew: 'Weir of Hermiston' (uncredited)

Directed by

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François Truffaut

Written by

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François Truffaut ... (screenplay) and
Jean-Louis Richard ... (screenplay)
 
Ray Bradbury ... (novel)
 
David Rudkin ... (additional dialogue) (uncredited)
 
Helen Scott ... (additional dialogue) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Lewis M. Allen ... producer
Miriam Brickman ... executive producer
Mickey Delamar ... associate producer (as Michael Dalamar)
Jane C. Nusbaum ... associate producer

Music by

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Bernard Herrmann

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Nicolas Roeg ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Thom Noble

Casting By

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Miriam Brickman ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Syd Cain
Tony Walton ... (uncredited)

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Syd Cain

Costume Design by

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Tony Walton ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Joyce James ... hair stylist
Basil Newall ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Ian Lewis ... production manager
Tony Walton ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bryan Coates ... assistant director

Art Department

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Yvonne Blake ... assistant art director
Tony Walton ... production design consultant
Terry Ackland-Snow ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Ron Benton ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Alan Cassie ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Joy Cuff ... illustrations (uncredited)

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Robert T. MacPhee ... sound (as Bob McPhee)
Gordon K. McCallum ... sound mixer
Norman Wanstall ... sound
Barry Gray ... electronic sound effects (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden ... boom operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Charles Staffell ... special effects
Les Bowie ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bob Woodham ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alex Thomson ... camera operator
Douglas Kirkland ... still photographer (uncredited)
Anthony B. Richmond ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tony Walton ... costume design consultant
Yvonne Blake ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Kay Mander ... continuity
Suzanne Schiffman ... assistant to director
John Ketteringham ... stand-in: Oskar Werner (uncredited)
Catherine O'Brien ... unit publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 Brian Rathjen

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Also Known As
  • 451 градус по Фаренгейту (Russia)
  • 451 градуса по Фаренхайт (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Brennpunkt Fahrenheit 451 (Norway)
  • Farenhajt 451 (Serbia)
  • Grau de Destruição (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The film's credits are spoken, not read, in keeping with the film's theme of destruction of reading material. See more »
Goofs Montag's hair in the final scene is different than it is in the rest of the film. This is because Oskar Werner, to show his dislike of director François Truffaut, purposely did this to create a continuity error. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Different Ones/Tell David.../Logoda's Heads (1971). See more »
Crazy Credits The beginning credits are spoken instead of written on the screen. See more »
Quotes Guy Montag: To learn how to find, one must first learn how to hide.
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