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.
Montag: Yes, a perfume, like any other.
Illustration: Context Lura Astor