VINTAGE FILM Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

This adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel represented two firsts in Truffaut’s oeuvre: color film and English dialogue. Upon its release, both critics and audiences had mixed feelings, and it wasn’t a big box office success. Today, it is perhaps the most-watched 1966 film worldwide – has the film improved with age, or is it merely watched by millions of adolescents hoping to avoid required reading in middle school?

Director: François Truffaut

Screenplay by: Jean-Louis Richard, François Truffaut

Starring: Julie Christie, Oskar Werner

Major nominations on original release : None

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