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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.


Ray Bradbury selling newspapers on the corner of Olympic and Norton, Los Angeles, c. 1938. (Getty Images)

Produced by Dan Stone at the National Endowment for the Arts, 2006.

Post-production by Molly Murphy. Writing by Katie Davis.

Audio excerpts from Fahrenheit 451, a Del Rey Book published by The Ballantine Publishing Group, Copyright © 1953 by Ray Bradbury, are used with permission from the author.

Readings of Fahrenheit 451 were by Hector Elizondo.

Music composed by Philip Brunelle.

Special thanks to Sarah Spitz, David Kipen and, of course, Ray Bradbury.

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