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Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

TV-14 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 20 May 2018 (Russia)
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In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman...and begins to rebel against society.

Director:

Ramin Bahrani

Writers:

Ray Bradbury (based on the novel written by), Ramin Bahrani (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael B. Jordan ... Guy Montag
Aaron Davis Aaron Davis ... Child Montag
Cindy Katz ... Yuxie (voice)
Michael Shannon ... Captain Beatty
Mayko Nguyen ... Newscaster
Dylan Taylor ... Fireman Douglas
Saad Siddiqui ... Fireman Stone
Katherine Cullen ... Girl Eel
Edsson Morales ... Guy Eel
Jordan Baker Jordan Baker ... Reciting Child
Nathanial Buzzanga-Silveira Nathanial Buzzanga-Silveira ... Reciting Child (as Nathaniel Buzzanga-Silveira)
Charlotte Flint Charlotte Flint ... Reciting Child
Luke Flint Luke Flint ... Reciting Child
Malakai Fox Malakai Fox ... Neighbor
Marni Hogg Marni Hogg ... Neighbor
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In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman...and begins to rebel against society.

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Knowledge is a dangerous thing

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2018 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Fahrenheit 451 See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At about 35 minutes in, one of the burning books has "Ray Bradbury" credited as the author. Ray Bradbury wrote the novel "Fahrenheit 451", the book that the movie is based on. See more »

Goofs

At around 54 Minutes into the Film, Michael Shannons character Cpt. Beatty speaks to his men with a megaphone. This scene is completely mirrored, as Beattys Leathercoat has his Button Row now on the left side, and the 451 on the Fire-Truck is mirrored, too. See more »

Quotes

Clarisse McClellan: Who do I always make you nervous?
Guy Montag: You don't.
Clarisse McClellan: When I see you burning up Eel's lives, you don't look nervous.
Guy Montag: That's because I'm very good at my job.
Clarisse McClellan: Hmm. Have you ever thought, even for one second, why you do what you do? You should try reading before burning.
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Connections

References Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Gnossienes: No. 1 Lent
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Noriko Ogawa
Courtes of BIS Records
By arrangement with Source/Q
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I Am Rating This For Ray Bradbury.
21 May 2018 | by jegd-847-631407See all my reviews

Ray Bradbury stated in a lecture (at UCLA) that his novel 'Fahrenheit 451' wasn't about censorship. He made it clear that the theme of his book IS about the role of mass media and its effect on the populace. Basically he believed the old "idiot box" makes people less capable of assimilating complex information. Popular opinion dictated that 'Fahrenheit 451' is about censorship, because Bradbury wrote the book during an era of actual book burnings. For example: During a college lecture on his novel, when he presented the truth of the book's theme to an auditorium full of students, he was stopped in his tracks by someone loudly exclaiming "No! It's about censorship!". After regaining his composure, Bradbury then tried to correct the student by holding up his novel and pointing to his name on the cover. Others chimed in quickly and consensous agreed that the novel was about censorship. Bradbury was so angered by the students that he stormed out and vowed he'd never give another lecture on it again.

The update in this film replaces mainstream media television with the appeal of the internet. The dystopian outcome, the broken free will of the populace, and the depressive tone of Bradbury's story was altered to focus on fireman (police) brutality and the surveillance state. Bahrani's film ignores so much of what the novel outlines, to preach a politically correct message, that it becomes superficial. So slick and verbally facile to the point of becoming the horror Ray Bradbury illustrated so elequently in print - Media is a blunt form of distraction compared to the thought-provoking nature of books.


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