Fahrenheit 451 on VHS video. Starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack. From the book by Ray Bradbury. Directed by FranÃ§ois Truffaut. 1966.
From the VHS box cover:
Ray Bradbury’s best-selling science fiction masterpiece about a future without books takes on a chillingly realistic dimension in this film classic directed by one of the more important screen innovators of all time, the late Francois Truffaut. Julie Christie stars in the challenging dual role of Oskar Werner’s pleasure-seeking conformist wife, Linda, and his rebellious, book-collecting mistress, Clarisse.
Montag (Oskar Werner), a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom. Truffant’s first English language production is an eerie fable where mankind becomes the ultimate evil.
DVD upgrade: Fahrenheit 451
Read the book: Fahrenheit 451: A Novel