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Video: Fahrenheit 451 (1966) - Theatrical Trailer

Excerpt from "Fahrenheit 451: Reading the Film: Truffaut's Movie Version Was Not Initially Well-received, but Went on to Convince even Ray Bradbury. How about You, Folks?" by ,,

Thursday 29 September 2011

When the film was released Bosley Crowther wrote in the New York Times:

"If François Truffaut were trying to make literature seem dull and the whole hideous practice of book-burning seem no more shocking than putting a blow-torch to a pile of leaves, he could not have accomplished his purpose much better than he unintentionally has in his first motion picture made in English, Fahrenheit 451."

Since then, however, the film has also received plenty of more favourable attention. Wikipedia even tells us that Martin Scorsese says the film is underrated, and had a big influence on him--and that seals the deal for me. How about you?

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