Francois Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 shows at Enzian

by

comment

sel-25-tue-fahrenheit-451jpg

Tuesday, Sept. 25 – Fahrenheit 451

9:30 p.m.

Enzian Theater

1300 S. Orlando Ave.

Maitland

407-629-0054

enzian.org

$5

We know he was freaking 91 at the time of his death this year, but some part of us still believes great American author Ray Bradbury died of a broken heart. His novel Fahrenheit 451, about a dystopian future in which firemen burn books and the houses that hold them instead of putting out the flames, is simply one of the most touching, prescient and downright terrifying glimpses of our alternate future ever presented. Hell, it’s literally on Bradbury’s tombstone. Despite our nearly requisite love for Francois Truffaut’s mod-bathed film adaptation, presented tonight as part of the Enzian’s ongoing Cult Classics series, a love that overlooks Julie Christie’s dual role as Guy Montag’s wife and midlife-crisis pixie redeemer (??), Bradbury hated it. (Martin Scorsese is one of its defenders, though, so nyah.) But this isn’t what killed him, in our opinion. The lethal blow: Mel Gibson owns the film rights. – Justin Strout

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.