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Cannes 2018: Ramin Bahrani's 'Fahrenheit 451' is Campy But Important

Fahrenheit 451 Review

“We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire, and then we’re happy.” There’s a reason why they’ve made a new Fahrenheit 451 movie in 2018 – because the world it depicts is a perfectly accurate representation of the society we live in today. The very prescient concept of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” is: to prevent any unhappiness, we must rid the world of alternative opinions and artistic expression and free thinking. To make sure we are all happy, all we have to do is pretend like everyone is equal and not let anyone tell us the truth – and this is exactly what is happening all over the world. They don’t want you to know the truth about racism and inequality and sexuality and greed, and we manufacture a fake world of happiness in turn. What happens when we finally learn the truth? We must burn it all down. ›››

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