A breakdown of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 in less than 3 minutes. It's a very well made video and quite a persuasive little clip. Now I want to read the book again...
Bradbury wrote his dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451 at the height of
McCarthyism and Cold War paranoia. In the novel, Guy Montag is employed
as a fireman who burns books. The whole of American society has
descended into a zombie-like stupor of instant gratification, and books
are seen as challenging and disruptive relics, which must be destroyed
at any cost.
Today, with the increasing proliferation of surveillance equipment in
American cities, the spread of digital books and the decline of
attention spans the world over, Fahrenheit 451 remains a startlingly
relevant work of fiction today. Watch this video and be instantly
gratified (irony alert) with your knowledge of Bradbury’s most famous
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