Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Breakdown of Fahrenheit 451

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...

Ray 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 novel. 

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  1. Awesome video.. this book is on my list.. and I need to get too it. But its hard to find someone with a copy to borrow. Should just knuckle down and buy it.

    1. I need to read it again... it's been so long since I read this book, I've forgotten the details ugh