Fahrenheit 11/9 Reviews
The movie does not have some of the things that the book does. For instance, many of the huge characters in the book are not located in the movie. The parlor that is supposed to be tv‚(TM)s covering ¬ 3/4 of the room, is now just a bunch of camera projecting many different things. The what you would think a tv would be, is just a projector. The news broadcasters are actually acted all around the town like a huge screen of what is happening with the town.
When you watch the movie, you will realize that the first half of the movie is somewhat just like the book. Once you watch the second half, it has nothing to do with what you had read from the book. Clarisse does look much older than what the book puts her out to be. In Montag‚(TM)s home, there is this ‚Alexa‚? type thing. It looks down at you and can watch whatever you are doing at anytime and can hear you always. Another thing different from the book to the movie is that in the book you would think they are getting rid of the books for good, but in the movie there is still electronics that do have some books on them. The last thing that I noticed that was different from the book to the movie is that in the movie there will be this ‚Omnis‚? character. In the book I had not read about this such character.
The makers of this movie wanted it to be like what the modern day technology was and how we use it. They wanted the people who watched this new movie to realize that this is what life is like now with our technology. What they don‚(TM)t understand was that Ray Bradbury made this book when he wanted to realize what the future after he had passed would be like. He didn‚(TM)t want to see what the world would be like once modern day people had passed as well.
The way the film utilizes the way I look at this movie is the way that they used the different lighting. There is many fires happening, but it was maybe too many. I liked the way that the producers used the different sound effects to make it seem real. The different thematic content that I noticed in the movie was that Montag was an African-American man. In the book I would think that Montag would be White because that‚(TM)s the way they make him seem. The movie is all about the town and what the firefighters are doing. If something happens with the firefighters, many people will go and watch and see what is going on. The community is very close with one another.
This movie I would think wasn‚(TM)t too bad. It was very cool how they brought out some of the characters and made it sound very realistic even on television. I wouldn‚(TM)t say that this movie completely looks after every thing that the book does bout it is still a really good movie. If you watched the movie before you read the book, you would be amazed as to the movie. But if you read the book then watched the movie, it is very different than what you would think would happen. If you wanted to watch this movie, I would say go for it because it is still a really good movie.
Although it was a good move the plot had almost nothing to do the book. From start to finish I was always waiting for certain characters to show up or for important events to happen. And they never did. It was almost like they forgot what the book was about. Also in the book it was a big deal about how the people were a slave to the screen and were always watching tv. In the film we didn't see much of that and people were outside which is something that didn't happen in the book. One thing I didn't like was how the aged up Clarice. They aged her up into an adult so she could play a different more grownup roll, but it didn't work for me. Lastly and very important, one of Bradbury's biggest messages was that you shouldn't censor books or burn them. And in the movie you begin to understand that as well. My problem with that though, is that in the making of this film they burned books. In a movie about not burning books it's definitely upsetting that they burned books in the process.
The 2018 vision of Fahrenheit 451 was a good film overall. I was entertaining and got some of Bradbury's points across. It's a good action movie and I would recommend. However if you read the book watch with caution and understand that most of what's in the book is not presented in the film. But despite that it's a good movie and if you haven't read the book, this would definitely be something good to watch.
As a Canadian I know the US has had a divide politically over everything, but after what has been a heated few years, this is just overkill.
On a positive note! Loved Roger and Me and have actually referred it to a lot of people recently. Here in Oshawa, ON we are suffering a GM closure that parallels that movie. Definitely check out that much better documentary from this once great filmmaker.
It could be said that there is an excessive focus on the Flint water crisis, but it feels as though he uses that as a metaphor for the state of the country. He's harsh on Obama, too harsh for my me, and unquestionably supportive of Bernie, but the overall conclusion is spot on. This country is in deep trouble and is not a real Democracy.