Fridge: Fahrenheit 451

Fridge Brilliance
  • In one scene, we see Mildred act in her "television play" with her "family". Before the play begins, there's a hostess that introduces the audience to the play who looked a lot like Audrey Hepburn. Could it be that the society in the movie is using No Celebrities Were Harmed to increase sales of parlor sets and/or ratings for their television plays?
    • No, no. Breakfast at Tiffany's (the movie she got really famous for) was based on a book. Books are burned, so having an Audrey look-alike wouldn't reel customers in.
    • On the other hand, the book is a great deal less famous than the movie. There's no reason that film adaptations of books can't remain cultural touchstones, as long as the books themselves fall into obscurity.
  • One of Mildred's first lines is to ask for a Fourth Wall in their parlor, showing her desire to literally and figuratively surround herself in fantasy to shut out the real world.

Fridge Logic
  • Why, when everyone else ignored her, did Montag listen to Clarisse? Clarisse says that he's the only one that's listened to her... so why Montag?
    • Law of Averages, mostly. No indoctrination program sticks 100%. Clarisse herself is an example of that. Montag just happened to be the guy who listened...and of course, he's the one the book follows, because he's one of the odd ducks.