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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)


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3.5 out of 10 Some lovely scenes, but a bit flat
Emma from Dublin, 23 Aug 2015
An interesting futuristic vision of a society frightened of it citizens acquiring knowledge and using their imaginations in an uncontrolled way. Some lovely scenes from director Truffaut, some which spookily resonate with present times (huge flat screen TVs with live, interactive entertainment for the masses, anyone?) However the performances feel a bit flat, perhaps reflecting the behind-the-scenes tension between Truffaut and Werner. It doesn't entirely work for me, but it makes me want to read the novel.
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4.5 out of 10 A Touching Dystopia
Kevin from Dublin, 04 Apr 2007
A mostly realistic vision of a world gone wrong. This film is brilliantly written and well acted by Julie Christie (as both the protagonist's wife and his revolutonary neighbour) and Werner, who is a very watchable screen presence. Includes one of the most beautiful endings in cinema.
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1.5 out of 10 Straange
Niall from Cork, 02 Jan 2008
Supposedly a classic. If you're a film student, i suppose you'd have to watch this stuff. If however, you are not a film student, only rent on grounds that you're interested in 60s interior design.
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4 out of 10 very good
martin from Galway, 02 Apr 2008
excellent movie based upon ray bradbury story.it also has untertones of suffering under a brutal regeme. but very clever in the way it shows the book burning which gives the movie its title
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0.5 out of 10 Fahrenheit 451
Jason from Cork, 15 Jun 2008
Disappointing - just a very stretched out sci fi short story without anything interesting in it at all - why this is talked about as a classic is beyond me
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In a dark futuristic world, literature, reading, and independent thought have been outlawed. The government has gone so far as to employ a special league of firemen to burn all books on sight. But when one otherwise obedient fireman meets an intriguing revolutionary, she provokes him to question the legitimacy of his actions. Tensions mount when he blatantly transgresses the very laws he's employed to enforce, and his terrified wife becomes an informant. Because the subject...

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