Director Ramin Bahrani talks about his struggle for 'Fahrenheit 451'

Last Updated: Sun, Aug 05, 2018 00:42 hrs

[USA], August 04 (ANI): American-Iranian director Ramin Bahrani opened up about his struggles for adaption of 1953 dystopian novel 'Fahrenheit 451'.

The story of 'Fahrenheit 451' is set in a distant future where all books are forbidden and troops of firemen keep the peace by burning literature on sight.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Bahrani's statement, saying, "I really wanted a teenager to like this film. I wanted it to have some of that energy and momentum and movement that matches at least my feelings as a kid when you want things to move."

He also made several changes like no flying cars, high-tech houses or other similar sci-fi tropes to make the story more realistic. The director also revealed that it took the network several months to get the rights to the story.

The film was shot in Toronto for over 43 days. Reasoning that the Ohio city is similar to the Illinois town in which Bradbury spent his early childhood, Bahrani opted for Cleveland as his setting.

The flick was also nominated for Emmy Awards for outstanding made-for-television movie.


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