Pulp Fiction Thursday: Fahrenheit 451

I posted a good book last time around so I decided to do it again. do it again, do it again. Jeez, now I’m channeling Ray Davies.

Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953. Ray Bradbury’s cautionary tale about censorship remains a depressingly relevant book.

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The great French director, Francois Truffaut, adapted Bradbury’s dystopian vision for the big screen in 1966. It’s pretty good, but suffers from being directed by someone who was not a fluent English speaker. It did not make the top ten list of Truffaut films I compiled for the Saturday post last month.

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It’s trailer time:

Since book burning is central to Fahrenheit 451, I’ll give XTC the last word with a rare late career live performance on the BBC.

 

2 thoughts on “Pulp Fiction Thursday: Fahrenheit 451

  1. The book is great, and Truffaut movie Was pretty good too, though Really Not among the top 10 of the French filmmaker. Thanks for the reminder

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  2. The very first science fiction novel I ever read (at the tender age of 10). It scared me then, and on subsequent re-reads throughout the years I’ve been stunned to see how relevant the book still is.

    Thank you, Ray Bradbury, for writing this timeless novel.

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