Thursday, November 5, 2009

the smell of burning books


The film Fahrenheit 451  1966 based on Ray Bradbury's book
Directed by Francois Truffaut, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jean-Louis Richard

Clarisse (Julie Christie):  Even with my eyes closed, I can tell what you do for a job.

Montag (Oscar Werner):  Because of the smell of kerosene? Quite a scent, isn't it. My wife doesn't like it very much. She says it lingers. I don't mind. I think of it as a perfume.


MontagYes, a perfume, like any other.

Illustration: Context Lura Astor