Fahrenheit 451

Revealing mistake: Near the beginning, Montag puts on the fireproof clothing to use the flamethrower. It's really footage of him later taking off the same equipment played in reverse.

Visible crew/equipment: Near the end when Montag arrives at the Book Peoples' commune, he is greeted and ushered into a house. There's a shot from just inside the building, looking out a window towards Montag and his host as they approach. As the POV shifts a little, a reflection of the camera becomes plainly visible in the window glass.

Deliberate mistake: Montag's hair gets intermittently shorter, longer and shorter again (and acquires a "cow lick" that wasn't there before) near the end of the film. (Oskar Werner had clashed with Francois Truffaut and deliberately had his hair cut to spite director.)

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Trivia: In keeping with the theme of no books this movie has no text visible anywhere except the opening theatrical logo. Even the credits are not shown on the screen. The only symbols shown in the movie are numbers, such as the 451 medallions on the fire crews and their equipment. Signs can occasionally be seen in the background.

Trivia: The books seen burning at various points in the film include several of Ray Bradbury's novels (Fahrenheit 451 itself is one of these), as well as a French cinema magazine for which director Francois Truffaut once wrote a movie column.

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Trivia: Fahrenheit 451 is director Francois Truffaut's only film in English.

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Book Lady: Play the man, Master Ridley. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace as I trust shall never be put out.

Clarisse: Is it true that a long time ago, firemen used to put out fires and not burn books?
Guy Montag: Your uncle is right, you are light in the head, put out fires? Houses have always been fireproof.
Clarisse: Ours isn't.
Guy Montag: Well, it should be condemned, destroyed, and you'll have to move to one that is.

Clarisse: Why?
Guy Montag: What?
Clarisse: How did it come about? How did it begin? How could someone like you be doing this work? I know everyone says that but you - you're not like them. When I say something to you, you look at me. Why did you choose this job? With you it doesn't make any sense.

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