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Re: movies about books



Just one small comment on Fahrenheit 451. It was originally a book by Ray
Bradbury. (And I've heard that Mel Gibson is supposed to be filming a version
of it this year.)

Thanks.

sara

peng peng wang wrote:

> After following the discussions on "the end of books" and "human =
> binding", I think of two very interesting movies about books. One is =
> Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451. This film creates a world in which keeping =
> books is considered a crime. 451 is the temperature of burning paper. In =
> this world, there are police in charge of finding people who collect =
> books at home and burning the books. It results an exiled community for =
> those "criminals" where each person memories one book and represents the =
> book itself.
> Another one is "The Pillow Book" by Peter Greenaway. There are quite a =
> few scenes of Japanese traditional bindery. People who like books will =
> enjoy the film (at least visually) because the images heavily involves =
> book forms, writing, and languages. I got the sense that Peter Greenaway =
> is obsessed with writing and books too. There is one unusual binding in =
> the film. For those who are familiar with his films, it is not hard to =
> guess.=20
>
> I will be interesting in knowing other movies with book related themes.=20
>
> Peng-Peng Wang


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