Fahrenheit 451 [DVD] [1966]

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.
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Special Features

  • 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
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Fahrenheit 451
In the future, an oppressive government maintains control of public opinion by outlawing literature and maintaining a group of enforcers known as "firemen" to perform the necessary book burnings. This is the premise of Ray Bradbury's acclaimed science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451, which became the source material for French director François Truffaut's English-language debut. While some liberties are taken with the description of the world, the narrative remains the same, as fireman Montag (Oskar Werner) begins to question the morality of his vocation. Curious about the world of books, he soon falls in love with a beautiful young member of a pro-literature underground -- and with literature itself. Critics were divided on the effectiveness of the result; some praised the unique design and eerie color cinematography by Nicolas Roeg, while others found the film's stylized approach overly distancing and attacked the central performances as unnatural. In any case, however, the film inarguably succeeds in making Truffaut's reverence for the written word abundantly clear, especially during the film's justifiably famous finale. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Oskar Werner
    Oskar Werner - Montag
  • Julie Christie
    Julie Christie - Clarisse, Linda
  • Cyril Cusack
    Cyril Cusack - Captain
  • Anton Diffring
    Anton Diffring - Fabian

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