It's Friday: Fahrenheit 451's vision of the future includes very green transport
I'm not in favor of firefighters burning books but I really liked the vision of future transport in Ray Bradbury's scif-fi classic Fahrenheit 451. As you can see in the video above, Montag, a book-burning firefighter, must walk home quite a distance after taking the train. There are no cars on the road but you do see people riding bikes. I don't think I have seen a more green vision of the future of transport in a movie which is kinda shocking considering the novel was published in 1953 and François Truffaut made the film in 1966. Maybe I missed the point of the exclusive use of public transport and the complete exclusion of cars except for use by the firemen who burn books? Maybe it was commenting on the fascist, utopian views of a society that would burn books? I still think it's cool. What do you think Linda?
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