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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) is a dystopian science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury, set in a world where books are banned and the central character, Guy Montag, is employed as a "fireman" (which, in this case, means "book burner"). 451 degrees Fahrenheit is stated as the temperature at which paper ignites and begins to burn.

The book, with some plot changes, was made into a film in 1966 by François Truffaut, with Oskar Werner as Montag. There are plans for a remake in 2003, directed by Frank Darabont.

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