Adaptations

Television

Playhouse 90 broadcasted “A Sound of Different Drummers” on CBS in 1957, written by Robert Alan Aurthur. The play included plot ideas from Fahrenheit 451 and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Bradbury sued and ultimately won on appeal.

Film

Fahrenheit 451 (1966 film) and Fahrenheit 451 (2018 film)

A book received a film adaptation that was written and directed by François Truffaut with starring Julie Christie, and Oskar Werner was released in 1966.

Another adaptation of the film was directed by Ramin Bahrani and starring Michael B. Jordan, Sofia Boutella, Michael Shannon, and Lilly Singh was released in 2018 for HBO.

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Summary

The Background Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit 451 introduces the reader to a new world in which the power and control of the masses by the media, censorship, and overpopulation has taken over the general population. The individual is not accepted, and the intellectual is considered a criminal. Television has managed to replace the common perception of family. The fireman profession turned into a flamethrower, a destroyer of books rather than an insurance against fire. Books are considered evil because they make people think and question. People live in a world without any appreciation of the past, where the population receives the present from television. An author introduces this new world through the protagonist character Guy Montag, during a short time in his life. The opening of a story The story starts with an inciting event in which Montag meets Clarisse McClellan. Montag is a fireman who destroys books for a living. One day he was walking home from work when the young Clarisse approaches him and introduces herself. Clarisse is the antithesis of anyone Montag has ever met. She is pretty, young, and energetic, but more importantly, she starts the conversation with him about things that he has never considered. Her inquisitive nature fascinates him because she ponders things such as love, happiness, and, more importantly, the contents of the books that he burns. At first, Montag tries to ignore her questions, but during the rest of his walk home, he cannot get the girl out of his mind. However, once he e

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