HBO started working on a modern film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451 more than a year ago. This week, the premium television network shared a teaser trailer for the upcoming flick. Highlighted in the teaser is one of the novel’s most memorable scenes involving the burning of Crime and Punishment as well as several other controversial books. Published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel in which books have been outlawed and “firemen” are tasked with burning them to suppress the ideas within. When protagonist and firefighter Guy Montag (played by Michael B. Jordan) meets a free-thinking neighbor, Clarisse McClellan, he begins to question everything he knows. The film also stars Michael Shannon as Captain Beatty, Montag’s superior at the fire department. It is being directed by Ramin Bahrani who recently told the Hollywood Reporter that although the film’s plot strays from the source material, it remains true to the … [Read more...] about HBO drops ‘Fahrenheit 451’ teaser trailer
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HBO has released the first teaser for its upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, revealing that the film will air sometime this spring. The teaser highlights the most vivid part of the novel, showing a burning copy of Crime and Punishment that’s dropped onto a pile of other controversial books, which is set on fire by a firefighter yielding a flamethrower. Bradbury’s novel is a classic work of science fiction. He originally wrote a series of shorter stories dealing with censorship and repressive governments in the 1950s, and later brought them into the novel in 1953. The story is set in a dystopian world where books are outlawed. It follows Guy Montag, a firefighter whose job is to burn those contraband books. He has a crisis of faith, and ends up on the run. HBO began developing the project last year, with Creed star Michael B. Jordan and Man of Steel star Michael Shannon set to star as Montag and his superior Captain Beatty, … [Read more...] about Watch the first teaser for HBO’s Fahrenheit 451
As you can see from this past Friday's "unboxing" video, I received for review a Kindle ebook from Amazon. In that video (and its accompanying blog post), I had some initial thoughts on the Kindle and now that a full weekend has passed I have a lot more to say. For those of you who have managed to get your hands on one (amazingly, Amazon is already sold out of the $399 device), you will notice the following dictionary-esque definition definition printed on the inside cover of the Kindle's packaging. In the Berlind household, the Kindle inspired a lot of discussion. My wife has a voracious appetite for books about raising children. I honestly think she has ordered and read every one that's in print from Amazon.com. She often has three or four books "going" at any given point in time. In this respect, the idea of an ebook like the Kindle is perfect for her. Just the thought of being able to carry so many books in her purse without having to actually carry so many books made her … [Read more...] about Amazon ‘Kindled’ thoughts: Should Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 be renamed to Fahrenheit 1981?