Τρίτη, 10 Αυγούστου 2010

Fahrenheit 451

Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, as I trust shall never be put out! (Hugh Latimer)


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Listen to me, Montag.
Once to each fireman,
at least once in his career,                   
He just itches to know what
these books are all about.                     
He just aches to know.
Isn't that so?
               
Take my word for it, Montag,
there's nothing there.                   
The books have nothing
to say!
                 
Look, these are all novels. 
                   
All about people
that never existed.                    
The people that read them, it makes
them unhappy with their own lives,                   
Makes them want to live in other
ways that can never really be. 
 
What's happening?
                   
This house is condemned. They said to
burn the books here with everything else.                    
Burning the house is one thing.
Burning the books is another, isn't it?                      
It's never any good
burning everything together.   
                   
Come on, Montag. All this
philosophy, let's get rid of it.                     
It's even worse
than the novels.   
                   
Thinkers, philosophers, all of
them saying exactly the same thing:                      
"Only I am right.
The others are all idiots."   
               
One century, they tell you
man's destiny is predetermined.                     
The next, they say that
he has freedom of choice.                    
It's just a matter of fashion,
that's all. Philosophy.                    
Just like short dresses this
year, long dresses next year.   
                   
Look. All stories of the
dead. Biography that's called.                   
And autobiography.
My life. My diary.
My memoirs.                   
My intimate memoirs.   
                   
Of course, when they started out,
it was just the urge to write.                     
Then after the second or third book, all
they wanted was to satisfy their own vanity,                    
To stand out from the crowd,
to be different,                    
To be able to look down
on all the others.
 
Απόσπασμα απο την ταινία Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Written and Directed by François Truffaut
Based on the novel of Ray Bradbury
With Oskar Werner and Julie Christie

Μουσική Bernard Hermmann