History YMMV / Fahrenheit451

29th Dec '15 9:09:12 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Heck, the entire premise counts.

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** Heck, the entire premise counts.premise--i.e. "government has banned any form of literacy"--counts.
24th Jul '15 1:16:29 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war, but not really taking action. The Choose Your Own Adventure television shows are awfully similar to video-games too.

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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war, but not really taking action. The Choose Your Own Adventure television shows are awfully similar to video-games too. Replace the telescreens with smartphones and you have the phenomenon known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phubbing phubbing]].
8th Jun '15 2:58:49 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* FriendlyFandoms: There's a lot of overlap between readers of this and readers of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', due to both books being about [[{{Zeerust}} then-future]] {{dystopia}}s and elimination of free thought.
27th May '15 6:43:10 PM Allronix
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Clarisse enjoyed a similar fate to Franchise/SherlockHolmes', as her popularity among readers and their interest in her ambiguous fate in the novel prompted Bradbury to follow the film's example and [[spoiler:reveal she's still alive]] at the end of the stage play.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Clarisse enjoyed a similar fate to Franchise/SherlockHolmes', as her popularity among readers and their interest in her ambiguous fate in the novel prompted Bradbury to follow the film's example and [[spoiler:reveal she's still alive]] at the end of the stage play.play (and the video game sequel).
23rd Nov '14 6:43:38 PM CharlesPhipps
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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war, but not really taking action.

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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war, but not really taking action. The Choose Your Own Adventure television shows are awfully similar to video-games too.
5th Oct '14 2:47:37 PM backpack
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* ValuesDissonance: At one point a discussion on politics is entirely focused on comparing the President to his last political challenger in a very superficial way, with a woman complaining that the challenger dressed unflatteringly, and picked his nose on national television. While this was intended to underscore how superficial she was, modern readers would be scratching their heads at what political party would nominate such an unprofessional individual in the first place.
8th Jul '14 8:25:22 PM LogoP
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* FanDumb: Some people thought it was unfortunate that Bradbury gave his blessing to the book being released for electronic book readers such as the Kindle, missing that the point of the book is about the act of reading, not about the alleged value of bound volumes of paper and ink.
7th Mar '14 4:39:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Contrary to popular belief, Bradbury did not suggest the book did not have themes about censorship, but rather than that wasn't the main theme, and later in his life often unstressed that theme in an effort to have people look at the more important ones. Because of this, people often use Bradbury as a poster boy for this trope and why an author's intent is no more valid. At one college Bradbury visited, the students attending the reading outright told him his interpretation was ''wrong''. To note, one thing Bradbury did disagree on was that the book was about ''government'' censorship--rather, it was about the people's ability to make themselves into willing sheep.

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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Contrary to popular belief, Later in life, Bradbury did not suggest the book did not have themes about censorship, but rather than that wasn't the main theme, and later in his life often unstressed that theme in an effort to have people look at the more important ones. Because of this, people often use Bradbury as a poster boy for this trope and why an author's intent is no more valid. At one college Bradbury visited, the students attending the reading outright told him his interpretation was ''wrong''. To note, one thing Bradbury did disagree on was [[http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/ claimed]] that the book was is ''not'' about ''government'' censorship--rather, it was about government censorship. Instead, he says that books are illegal in his story because excessive political correctness censored literature into oblivion and [[NewMediaAreEvil television destroyed interest in reading altogether]], to the people's ability point that the people demanded books to make be banned. As such, the culprit is the people themselves into willing sheep.rather than government. Despite Bradbury's assertions, the book is almost universally read as a statement on government censorship used to pacify the citizenry.
28th Feb '14 11:09:15 PM helterskelter
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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Later in life, Bradbury [[http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/ claimed]] that the book is really about how much [[NewMediaAreEvil television sucks]]. Shallow television programs, used to placate the masses in the absence of deeper reading material, is certainly an element of the story, but the more popular reading is to view it as one facet in a larger critique on censorship. At one college Bradbury visited, the students attending the reading outright told him his interpretation was ''wrong''.

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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Later in life, Contrary to popular belief, Bradbury [[http://www.laweekly.com/2007-05-31/news/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-misinterpreted/ claimed]] that did not suggest the book is really did not have themes about how much [[NewMediaAreEvil television sucks]]. Shallow television programs, used to placate censorship, but rather than that wasn't the masses main theme, and later in the absence of deeper reading material, is certainly his life often unstressed that theme in an element of the story, but effort to have people look at the more popular reading important ones. Because of this, people often use Bradbury as a poster boy for this trope and why an author's intent is to view it as one facet in a larger critique on censorship.no more valid. At one college Bradbury visited, the students attending the reading outright told him his interpretation was ''wrong''. To note, one thing Bradbury did disagree on was that the book was about ''government'' censorship--rather, it was about the people's ability to make themselves into willing sheep.
28th Feb '14 3:37:11 PM vifetoile
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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war.

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* ValuesResonance: This novel predicted iPods, flatscreen [=TVs=], the decline of quality in public schools, prescription drug abuse, people abandoning books for new media, and everyone living in fear over war.war, but not really taking action.
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