January 22, 2013
Books and movies are booth great kind of entertainment. Many great books have been turned into great movies by adapting every bit of detail from the book to the movie, but as well as good books are being turned into good movies there are also good books being turned into disappointing movies by changing the great meaningful story the original author had written into a shallow script. Fahrenheit 451 is a book written by Ray Bradbury in 1953, which was turned into a movie adapted and directed by François Truffaut in 1966. The story revolves around a fireman named Guy Montag that lives in a society that censors books. Firemen in the book are peopling that burn…show more content… So Clarisse, replaces Faber by being the only one there to help him read and understand, instead of Clarisse and Faber together making Montag a reader. The Mechanical Hound is also a character in the book, but not in the movie. The Mechanical Hound is described as an “eight-legged robotic hound with hypodermic poison fangs.” The Mechanical Hound is the fear of all the readers that live in Montag’s society, because they live with the fear of getting discovered. The firemen pole replaces the Mechanical Hound, because both know that Montag is reading. The “mailbox” also replaces the Mechanical Hound in the movie. The “mailbox” (where people placed pictures of people that had books) is also a replacement for the mechanical hound, because they are both created to find readers.
In conclusion, there are many differences between Fahrenheit 451 the book and the movie. For instance, the way things are portrayed, Clarisse’s character, and characters that get replaced. In my eyes, the book was better than the movie because the mechanical hound was what to me gave the flavor to the story. The mechanical hound it is what killed people just for reading books, which to me sounds absurd. Books are knowledge and without knowledge there is