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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Ramin Bahrani

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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 & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Mel Gibson was planning to direct this remake, with Tom Cruise in the lead role, but schedules did not allow it. See more »

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Guy Montag wasn't black in the book. See more »

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Captain Beatty: Do you want to know what's inside all these books? Insanity. The Eels want to measure their place in the universe, so they turn to these novels about non-existent people. Or worse, philosophers. Look, here's Spinoza. One expert screaming down another expert's throat. "We have free will. No, all of our actions are predetermined." Each one says the opposite, and a man comes away lost, feeling more bestial and lonely than before. Now, if you don't want a person unhappy, you don't give them two ...
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Native Tongue
Written by Ben Shemie (as Benjamin Shemie), Max Henry, Liam O'Neill and Joseph Yarmush
Performed by Suuns
Courtesy of Secretly Canadian
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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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20 May 2018 (Russia) See more »

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Fahrenheit 451 See more »

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