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Francois Truffaut

The Auteur and the Author

Next Friday, March 27, the IU Cinema will run a program of two films based on Ray Bradbury’s classic and still widely read novel, Fahrenheit 451. One film is a production from 1957 by Playhouse 90 called “Sound of a Different Drummer.” This television movie was directed by a young John Frankenheimer and has a story so similar to Fahrenheit that Bradbury took legal action against the producers. The other film is far more famous: Francois Truffaut’s cinematic version of Bradbury’s novel.  Read more