W: François Truffaut & Jean-Louis Richard [based
on the novel by Ray Bradbury]
DP: Nicolas Roeg
Ed: Thom Noble
Mus: Bernard Herrmann
Oskar Werner (Guy Montag), Julie Christie
(Linda Montag), Cyril Cusack (Captain), Anton Diffring (Fabian)
1984-esque, set in a dystopian future where a fascist
regime dictates that books are banned and a fireman's job is to burn them.
Films like Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and others are great
proof that you don't need aliens, spaceships or lasers to be a clever, thought-provoking science fiction movie. While the film isn't quite as memorable as others of its type, it's very
much worth watching as an adaptation from a classic Ray Bradbury novel, with a very solid performance from its leading man & well directed by Truffaut. One of the cleverest
directorial touches he includes are that none of the film's titles appear on screen- instead they are spoken.