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Fahrenheit 451 12 rating

In the near future books are banned and reading is outlawed, forcing rebels to commit literary classics to memory.

Science Fiction 1966 112 mins

Director: François Truffaut


In the near future, TV sedates the population while books are banned and burnt - Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper ignites. Truffaut's only film shot in English is a moving adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel, in which a fireman gradually discovering a love of literature is duly outlawed. With stunning photography by Nicolas Roeg and an impressive score by Bernard Herrmann.