Fahrenheit 451 (1966 film)

Fahrenheit 451 (François Truffaut, 1966)

PAULINE KAEL ON FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT’S FAHRENHEIT 451

Bradbury’s idea of censorship lacks depth. But even worse is the on-screen depiction of the renegades’ solution to book burning—to have people “become” books. An issue intended to be serious becomes comic at the thought that people might devote their lives to some of the volumes shown burning on-screen.