Join Jennifer and Kaylia for a discussion of the classic Fahrenheit 451 (1953 novel and 1966 movie). We discuss censorship, the difference between knowledge and expertise, the hypocrisy of Bradbury, and whether the two trouble makers in the movie were gay or just bros. Also a supplemental interview with an English teacher AND a bit of trivia about Playboy magazine! Enjoy!
Fahrenheit 451 the dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, was first published in 1953. Often regarded as one of his best works, the novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found.
It was adapted for the screen in the 1960s and became the 1966 British dystopian drama film directed by François Truffaut which stared Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, and Cyril Cusack.
This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms
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Your vocab word of the day: Bowdlerize
List of allusions https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/451/allusions/