Film review: Fahrenheit 451: a place where books are burned
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A new film imagines the dystopian future of Fahrenheit 451, the classic novel written by Ray Bradbury. Watch the video to find out more.

Imagine a future where books aren’t just banned, they’re burned.

That’s the dystopian United States described by Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451, which has been made into a new film directed by Ramin Bahrani.

Michael Shannon and Michael B Jordan star as ‘firemen’, who rather than putting out fires, start them, in a war against the written word.

But is the new film any good? Watch the video above to hear what BBC Culture’s film critic Nicholas Barber has to say.

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