Fahrenheit 451 Modern Movie Adaption CREATED BY POE MYINT, CLASS 724, 12/28/12, JHS157
Introduction I would make a modern movie day adaption to Fahrenheit 451, including characters, adifferent plot but with similar structures, locations, and special effects. Since it’s the 2012adaption, I decided to make the plot fit with the time year. I would include all the main and supporting characters in the book to the movie, and make a better adaption than the 1960’s movie version of the book.
Character Cast For the cast, I wanted Montag to be a full grown adult male, and I chose Patrick Dempseybecause in my mind I imagine him as Montag. He’s 45 years old, and has a solid acting career. His most known acting role is the medical doctor in Grey’s Anatomy. For Clarrise, I picked Saorise Ronan because she’s 18 years old (similar to the age of Clarrise), and is experianced because she was born with acting. She is the main character from the upcoming movie ‘Host’. As for Mildred (Montag’s wife), I choose Alyson Hannigan,Since she’s 38 years old and also has experience with acting. She is knownfor a famous sitcom as a kindergarten teacher from How I Met Your Mother. For Captain Beatty I chose Colin Firth because I imagine Beatty as a grown male. Colin Firth is 54 years old, but is great at acting.
Character CastFor Faber, I included Michael Caine. He won numerous awards, and his most known role is when he featured in the 2008 movie The Dark Knight. Granger’s actor is Harrison Fold because in the novel, Granger was old enough to live the experience of banned books. The old woman in the book is also included,I chose Betty White. She is a famous actress born in 1922 whohave been in many movies. I would also add more supporting characters other than the main cast. For example, Mrs.Phelps, Mrs.Bowls, Stoneman, and Black.
Setting If I had to add the setting, I would want to make the setting in a bustling city because the novel was based on a busy city. I chose Manhatten, New York because it was a famous and has a busy city for the life for Montag.
Plot The plot would be very similar to the novel instead of the movie. Instead, since it’sa modern adaption…I decided to make a similar structure of the plot but with a twist. Thegovernment will ban anything that makes fun of them, or bring a bad name to them. Also,they will restrict internet access except for sponsored websites. The government will also banbooks that they do not approve of. People will be ignorant of that situation and agree withthe rules, but Clarrise is going to change Montag’s views. In the novel he is a firefighter, butsince this a modern adaption I made him be a police officer. He will track anyone down whoreads banned books, go to banned websites, and protest against the government. It will bethe same story structure as Fahrenheit 451, but with a modern addaption.
Special Effects In today’s modern adaption, movies have to add special effects. Iwill add CGI mechanical dogs that track down human scent. In the scenewhere Montag burns Beatty, I will have a real flamethrower but fake fire.Beatty’s body will also be computerized. Beatty’s burnt face will becomposed of latex. There is special effects for the weather this movie faceslike performed rain, snow, etc. These are the main special effects that Iwill add to the modern adaption of the novel.
Conclusion In conclusion, in my modern movie adaption I will addcharacter casts, the setting, the plot, and special effects. Thereneeds to be a character in movies to act out the plot. In mysetting, I chose a busy city to cast in. The plot will be alteredbut will still remain the same. The special effects will also adda good finishing touch to make the movie visually appealing.Therefore, the movie will be a modern adaption to the knownnovel Fahrenheit 451.