Fahrenheit 451

This adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 has aged surprisingly gracefully, considering that it was made nearly three decades ago. There are a few stylistic decisions that betray the era of its inception, but the movie is still a great telling of Bradbury’s tale of a society where the posession of books is criminal, society is dominated by the "family" on the television, and firemen are responsible for the incineration of books. Especially laudable is the performance of the female lead, who actually plays both the protagonist’s wife and an intriguing girl he meets on the monorail.