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Fahrenheit 451 (HBO) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    Led by Michael B. Jordan, Sofia Boutella, and Michael Shannon, the film focuses on a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found. Jordan portrays lead character Montag, a young fireman who “forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty, played by Shannon,” HBO announced in a press release. Boutella (whom we all know from The Mummy and Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty. The cast also includes Lilly Singh as Raven, a tabloid reporter who works with the fire department to spread the ministry’s propaganda by broadcasting its book-burning raids to fans.

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  2. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    Really excited for this.
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  3. Brent

    Trusted Prestigious

    Was waiting for a remake of this... can't wait.
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  4. Ken

    entrusted Prestigious

    Very interested. Great cast so far.
  5. Shakriel

    Don’t fuck with me, I will cry. Prestigious

  6. domotime2

    Great Googly Moogly Supporter

    everyones favorite summer reading book
  7. Garrett

    you're not a ghost Moderator

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  9. Looks good, and it's another excuse not to cancel my HBO subscription ha.
  10. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    Ooooh this looks good. After Nocturnal Creatures I became a huge fan of Michael Shannon.
  11. jkauf

    Prestigious Supporter

    Hopefully you’ve seen Take Shelter.
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  12. And the first few seasons of Boardwalk Empire.
  13. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    I haven't!! I need to
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  15. DarkHotline

    I’ll teach you to be happy! Prestigious

    This looks really, really good.
  16. Has anybody watched this? I forgot it premiered. I'll try to get to it this week.
  17. Garrett

    you're not a ghost Moderator

    This was so bad and such a bastardization of a perfect novel that I turned it off ten minutes in.
  18. theagentcoma

    yeah good okay Prestigious

    damn, good to know.
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  19. Garrett

    you're not a ghost Moderator

    I’m upset because I was pretty stoked on it.
  20. As someone who's never read the source material, I thought this was a middling clutter. The performances are good, and the movie looks fine, but the script is lacking. There are some interesting concepts, but they're not fleshed out enough to leave a real impression. I did like the Beatty character. I feel like there was a lot to explore with him, but the movie just didn't have enough time. I think this would've worked better as a mini-series.
  21. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    Just watched. I actually liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Yeah, it’s not perfect and they could have used some more development. Could definitely see it working better as a mini-series. But for what it is, both Michaels give great performances and it’s an interesting/new take on the material.
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  22. atticusfinch

    Together We'll Fight the Long Defeat Supporter

    Michael B Jordan is an incredible actor. Script wasn’t perfect but I’m a sucker for dystopian visuals with callbacks to Blade Runner. I liked it. Not the book at all, still entertaining.
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  23. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Weird interpretation. I enjoyed it for what it was, but this was my favorite book I studied in high school and given the talent involved, I wish it was a little more straightforward.

    the ending with the bird felt like such a bullshit cop out. They imprinted the entirety of literature on to its DNA so that free thought would survive through animals? That makes such little sense that I honestly question whether I just misunderstood the whole thing
  24. I watched the first 5 minutes and turn it off. I’ll go back and watch it sometime.
  25. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    Finally watched this and boy did I hate it.
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