The following are videos to aid in your comprehension of the novel. The first is a 10 minute discussion of the novel and its themes. The second is a 3 minute clip that discusses the meaning of the title of the book (as well as a great example of how to research your background material for writing!).
Fahrenheit 451 and its author Ray Bradbury:
Further Video Resources
The following are brief introductions to the themes and ideas of the novel. We will elaborate on them, but they are good for stirring some conversation on the topic of this unit.
Would you go to these lengths to write a book that you believed in? The surprising true story of how the book was written and published.
Build Your Wings on the Way Down
I've saved the very best for last. Here is a brief film with Ray Bradbury in his final years. He gives a surprising interpretation of one of the novel's characters, relates the humble origins of his writing, and reveals his inspiration. I dare you to come away from this clip uninspired!
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