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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

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

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Legendary French filmmaker François Truffaut made his English-language debut with this adaptation of Ray Bradbury's celebrated novel, which has been given a solid presentation on DVD. Fahrenheit 451 has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono; the dialogue is in English, with optional subtitles in Spanish and French. Bonus materials include a commentary track featuring actress Julie Christie, an interview with Ray Bradbury, a short documentary on the making of the film, the picture's original opening sequence, a gallery of promotional artwork, and the movie's original trailer.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2003
UPC: 0025192124020
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 13,218

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Novel: A discussion with author Ray Bradbury; Making of Fahrenheit 451; Feature commentary with Julie Christie; The music of Farenheit 451; The original title sequence of feature; Photo poster gallery; Theatrical trailer

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

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles: The Burning [7:49]
2. Neighbors [6:10]
3. One of the Family [6:16]
4. Up for Promotion [7:23]
5. The Overdose [7:01]
6. David Copperfield [6:24]
7. Dismissed [7:01]
8. Back to the School [3:30]
9. Montag's Passion [3:00]
10. House of Flames [11:58]
11. A Captive Audience [6:26]
12. Nightmare [12:04]
13. A List of Addresses [5:50]
14. The Last Call [:36]
15. The Fugitive [6:43]
16. The Book People [3:27]

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Fahrenheit 451 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great movie!! I will admit I was a little skeptical at the beginning of the movie, but it got really interesting for me after Montag's wife discovered the books. I would recommend this movie to everybody!! (P.S., It would also help if you read the book too!!)
Johana Ceballos-Mendez More than 1 year ago
Fahrenheit 451 was a book based on a future society so different from now. It has many disadvantages that shouldn't be real. It's a society where people are forced to follow the rules made and if they don't then the firefighters take action. One of the most strict rules is the banning of books because people aren’t allowed to read in this society. If you read firefighter burn your house. Montag didn’t follow the rules of not reading books and keeping them only 24 hours. His wife turned him in and fled with no mercy. He killed the captain and burned his house. I personally would suggest this book because it shows a whole other society where technology overrules books which could happen since people are preferring technology. This would help everyone notice the trouble technology would cause to people to read books and prefer books over an type of technology.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember seeing this film about 30 years ago as an adolescent and it felt quite futuristc. Upon recent viewing (three times in one weekend) i have a completely different reading of it. It has a haunting sort of schizophrenia about it. Between future and past, stylization and sentimentality. To me it is an exploration of what alfred hitchcock called ''pure cinema.'' although it may not be quite as successful in this regard as some of his works, it borrows the idea of piictures and images (including a dream sequence similar to hitcock's vertigo dream) conveying messages far beyond words. This is yet another thematic contradiction in a movie that portrays books and the written word as a major character in the film. Books are shown in endless variation curling up and looking almost human as the burn. The dialogue seems purposely taut and reserved perhaps to reinforce the ''empty headedness'' of everyone except julie christy's (in a dual role) literate alter ego from montag's wife. One sequence involving studio bound jet packers in a chase of the fugitiive montag is regrettable but the famous final sequence where people recite books from memory as they traverse the idyllic snowy woods transforms this film into a hopeful poem for humanity.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. If you want to know waht the people in the older centuries thought, this book would tell you. I loved it and wouklt totallt\y recommend it.
Shoshar More than 1 year ago
Ray Bradbury is a fantastic writer and i really enjoyed his book, but I have to say I didn't want to finish this movie because it was a horrid representation of the novel. I understand that it is not a recent film, but the acting, the adaptation...and the visual effects! oh, so bad, don't waste your money on this movie
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