Remembering François Truffaut film screening: Fahrenheit 451

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In adapting Ray Bradbury's novel, François Truffaut ignored, for the most part, the science fiction aspects of the story and instead focused on the theme of linguistic and cultural deprivation in a bookless society. A married fireman (Oskar Werner), hired to find and burn books, journeys from one camp to another through a relationship with a woman (Julie Christie) who reawakens his affection for the written word.

Shot in color and in English, Fahrenheit 451 reflects Truffaut's own attraction to literature.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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