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Even at the science-fiction horror-story level, the movie fails -- partly, I think, because Truffaut is too much of an artist to exploit the vulgar possibilities in the material.
Bradbury's 1954 vision of a totalitarian society where technology is worshiped and books are burned has been neutered and consigned to camp.
| Original Score: 2/4
Truffaut faces Bradbury's abstractions head on, not as science-fiction but as humanistic fairy-tale
On the downside, it doesn't particularly feel like a Truffaut film, but on the upside, it's a decent entry in the sci-fi genre.
This 1966 film often looks good (it was Truffaut's first in color, photographed by Nicolas Roeg), but the ideas, such as they are, get lost in the meandering narrative.
A marvelously courageous personal statement that becomes more fascinating with time.
| Original Score: 4/4
With a serious and even terrifying theme, this excursion into science fiction has been thoughtfully directed by Francois Truffaut and there is adequate evidence of light touches to bring welcome and needed relief to a sombre and scarifying subject.
An underrated film, perhaps because it is less science fiction than a tale of 'once upon a time.'
While not one of Truffaut's strongest film, it is nonetheless one of his few explicitly political works and also boasts sharp imagery by Roeg) and indelible score by Herrmann.
| Original Score: B
É trágico constatar que a visão de Bradbury vem tornando-se cada vez mais real: a diferença é que, em vez de queimados, os livros vêm sendo simplesmente ignorados.
| Original Score: 5/5
A keen adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel by Truffaut; eerie in its simplicity and matter-of-factness about book burning and Big Brotherism.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dated and a little silly now, but one must love Ray Francois and Julie in a common mix.
This is the kind of film that should encourage the perceptive viewer to rush out to the library to read someone like Herman Melville before it's too late.
...celebrates the romance of the written word while also reveling in the medium that has replaced reading for many people, the cinema...
Holy smoke! What a pretentious and pedantic production he has made.
| Original Score: 2/5
What's actually indicted is the human inclination towards the easy.
The movie is filmed in a rather low-key, dispassionate manner.
Intellectually engaging, dramatically kind of dull.
| Original Score: 3/5
Francois Truffault's film adaptation of the classic Ray Bradbury novel is an interesting miss.
| Original Score: 3/5
This is how you adapt a literary classic to the big screen.
| Original Score: 4.5/5