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Film review: Fahrenheit 451: a place where books are burned

Imagine a future where books aren’t just banned, they’re burned.

That’s the dystopian United States described by Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451, which has been made into a new film directed by Ramin Bahrani.

Michael Shannon and Michael B Jordan star as ‘firemen’, who rather than putting out fires, start them, in a war against the written word.

But is the new film any good? Watch the video above to hear what BBC Culture’s film critic Nicholas Barber has to say.

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Article source: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180514-film-review-farenheit-451-the-place-where-books-are-burned

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