Has any of you Americanized Hollywoodified New World Ordered people seen this gem from "Old World" France?
It's by Francois Truffaut from 1966. From the back cover:
"Ray Bradbury's best-selling Science fiction masterpiece about a future without books (heeeellloo...) takes on a chillingly realistic dimension in this film classic directed by one of the most 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 find himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety nad intellectual freedom. (HEEEELLLOOO!) Truffaut's first English language production is an eerie fable where mankind becomes the ultimate evil. (HEEEEEEELLLLLLOOOOOOO!!!!!)
Plot Summary for
Three things are sacred to me: first Truth, and then, in its tracks, primordial prayer; Then virtue–nobility of soul which, in God walks on the path of beauty. Frithjof Schuon