Wow, I've finally managed to get an account!
So, here's my summary of Thursday's English lesson , which was a special one: We watched the movie version of Fahrenheit 451. I don't really know what to write about know, so I'll just tell you about my impressions of the film.
All in all I'd say the film is quite good and I liked most of the actors.
Clarisse and Linda are played by the same actress (or was I just imagining that?), which is a really interesting idea, although, in my opinion, Clarisse is too old and I didn't have the impression that she behaves strangely or much different to the other people.
(By the way, what I wanted to ask: isn't Linda called “Mildred“ in the novel? Or is that another one of my imaginations?).
Who I didn't like that much was Montag, because I think the actor doesn't express Montag's feelings that well. But we had to skip a passage and perhaps his desperation would have been shown there more clearly.
There are many clever details to be seen in the movie, like the newspaper Montag reads (with only pictures in it), the silly TV-programm Linda takes part in or when one hears the pupils reciting maths together. In my opinion this draws a very good picture of what the world in the movie must be like.
However, I was disappointed that many parts of the book don't occure at all, the mechanical hound for example, and one doesn't see much of Faber either.That's a pity, because I was curious to see what these would look like on TV and I also think that they play an important role in the book. What I think is really funny (although it isn't meant to be, of course) is that so many devices, like the telephones or the TV-walls look rather old-fashioned, but are meant to be futuristic. The strings on the policemen (or whatever they were) that are supposed to make them fly are not bad, either.
Ok, I can't think of anything else to say know, so enjoy your holidays!