Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Happy Birthday !!!!!

Legendary French Film Director François Truffaut was born on this day in 1932 .......  Let's turn up the heat with one of his most amazing directorial efforts in Fahrenheit 451 (1966). Article for Actor/Director Francois Truffaut:

Run Time:  112 mins
Genre:  Futuristic, Science Fiction, Drama
Format:  Widescreen Format, Color
Director:   François Truffaut
Starring:  Julie Christie, Oskar Werner and Cyril Cusack Entry for the film: Article for the film: Article for Julie Christie: Article for Oskar Werner: Article for Cyril Cusack:

Trailer for the film on YouTube:

Want to see a really creepy future?  This is another amazing look into a possible future earth from a Ray Bradbury viewpoint.  The film is centered around an isolated society where books have been outlawed by an oppressive government that considers free-thinking people as a threat. Article for the Novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury: 

Since Bradbury published his book in 1953, the idea of burning books was fresh on the minds of the public, considering World War II just ended eight years before that, so it is interesting to see that kind of a perspective involved with the whole thing, even though the film didn't come out until 1966.  Yes this film is 50 years old this year.

Steven Spielberg On Working With François Truffaut during the filming of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978), on YouTube:

Francois Truffaut, who you may know as the French scientist in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), directs this film with a powerhouse of editing and interesting camera work.  It is an interesting period piece to watch.  It has a 1960s feel to it, with a 1950s perspective, about 1940s fear, culminating into a viewpoint about our future.  This is a classic and a must see !!

80-Minute Documentary on François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Part One: The Wild Child on YouTube: (Part Two can be found there too):

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For our next Film of the Day .....................

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