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Fahrenheit 451 (16-Sep-1966)

Director: François Truffaut

Writers: Jean-Louis Richard; François Truffaut

From novel: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Dystopian

As a "fireman", it is Guy Montag's duty to seek out and destroy books; the "conflicting ideas" in printed literature cause unhappiness and depression. He strikes up a friendship with a neighboring young woman Clarisse, prompting him to enjoy and hoard the very things he is paid to eliminate. Truffaut's first color film, and his only in the English language. Received a Hugo nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Julie Christie
14-Apr-1941   Darling
Cyril Cusack
26-Nov-1910 7-Oct-1993 Gone to Earth
Anton Diffring
20-Oct-1918 20-May-1989 Where Eagles Dare
Oskar Werner
13-Nov-1922 23-Oct-1984 Jules et Jim


Oskar Werner   ...   Guy Montag
Julie Christie   ...   Clarisse/Linda Montag
Cyril Cusack   ...   The Captain
Anton Diffring   ...   Fabian/Headmistress
Jeremy Spenser   ...   Man with Apple
Bee Duffell   ...   Book Lady
Alex Scott   ...   Book Person ("The Life of Henry Brulard")
Noel Davis   ...   Cousin Midge (TV personality)


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