4 Still thinking about ittonkatoy | 07/12/2007 | See all tonkatoy's reviews (28)'Fahrenheit 451': the temperature at which paper will spontaneously combust. In a dystopian near-future, books are banned, and it's the job of firemen to locate and set fire to literature everywhere.It's so easy to make this film sound terrible. The acting is stilted; the story doesn't make much sense (even by the standards of 40 years ago); and some of the scenes are ridiculous (the toy-like fire engine racing around the countryside).Yet, I'm still thinking about this film several weeks later. It has a character that's unique, and some of the scenes manage to be daft and chilling at the same time, which is quite a feat.I'm not convinced the film warrants a rating of 4 stars, but 3 felt disrespectful. Also, the extras on the DVD were a pleasant surprise - it's always reassuring to hear of an actor and director hating each other, rather than the usual fawning, gushing love-fest!