'Fahrenheit 451' (1966)

The one and only English-language film made by French director Francois Truffaut was too easily dismissed by critics when released. Though the dialogue — Truffaut didn’t quite have a grasp of English when he worked on the script — is a bit stilted, it’s a visually effective adaptation of the Ray Bradbury futuristic tale about a society where books are banned. In a last-minute decision, Christie was given two roles to play: the wife of the film’s protagonist (Oskar Werner), who has received awards for burning books, and a young schoolteacher who is against the book burner. Christie received a BAFTA nomination.

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The one and only English-language film made by French director Francois Truffaut was too easily dismissed by critics when released. Though the dialogue — Truffaut didn’t quite have a grasp of English when he worked on the script — is a bit stilted, it’s a visually effective adaptation of the Ray Bradbury futuristic tale about a society where books are banned. In a last-minute decision, Christie was given two roles to play: the wife of the film’s protagonist (Oskar Werner), who has received awards for burning books, and a young schoolteacher who is against the book burner. Christie received a BAFTA nomination.

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