1966 movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel depicting a society where books have been outlawed

Reference

Fahrenheit 451 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Fahrenheit 451 is a 1966 film directed by François Truffaut, in his first colour film as well as his only English-language film. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ray Bradbury. The film starred Oskar Werner as Montag and Julie Christie, who was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role award for the dual roles of Linda (Mildred) Montag and Clarisse. ..."

Cast and Crew

Julie ChristieClarisse, Linda Montag
Ray BradburyNovel

Video Products

Fahrenheit 451, 11 Mar 1998
Fahrenheit 451, 1 Apr 2003
Special features, including "The Novel: A Discussion with Author Ray Bradbury"

Articles

Freedom's Flicks: The 20 Best Libertarian Movies of all Time, Nov 1999
The Orange County Register picks movies for "freedom lovers"
"6. Fahrenheit 451 (1966). It's based on the Ray Bradbury book about how freedom lovers learn books by heart to subvert a futuristic totalitarian government that attempts to control people's thoughts by banning and burning books. Best libertarian moment: At the end, people are walking around in the rebel encampment in the woods, defying the book burners by each memorizing a book."
Libertarian Movies & Films: The Top 25
List of 25 films considered "best of the best", includes general description, link to longer review page, content topics and review quotes
"In a future time when books are banned, a secret underground preserves the world’s literature. ... '"We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal. So, we must burn the books." Thus is explained the government's antibook rationale. That is: exposure to the ideas found in books makes people different; differences create social friction; therefore books must be destroyed ... In the end, one is left with the disturbing impression that such a society could actually be brought about.' –MissLiberty.com"

Reviews

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
    by Jon Osborne, Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video, 2001
"This is a wonderful Ray Bradbury story, and its antiauthoritarian content will make it of very strong interest to libertarians. Truffaut's telling of this story is Hitchcockian at times, and seems all the more supported, as it is, by an excellent Bernard Hermann musical score."

Videos


Fahrenheit 451 Trailer, 1966