"I don't want us to forget what Bradbury said, that we asked for this", he said, adding that we as a people elected Trump to office.
Seeking to modernize the themes in Bradbury's 1953 novel - which revolve around the population's willing abandonment of knowledge - Bahrani said that where "Bradbury was concerned about mass entertainment and short sound bites", he is "with tweets and wiki entries".
"Between the technological advancements in last 20 years and politics, I think Bradbury's biggest concern about the erosion of culture is now... and the speed at which this is advancing is exponential".
HBO's take on Ray Bradbury's classic novel Fahrenheit 451 will be different from the source material but will stay true to it thematically, co-writer, executive producer and director Ramin Bahrani told reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.
They're gone, Bahrani said when asked where are the checks and balances.
While the novel Fahrenheit 451 is set in the unspecified future, Bradbury's story couldn't have anticipated the ways technology would have advanced 65 years after its 1953 publication.
For those of you who've not read the Bradbury book on which Bahrani's film is based, Fahrenheit 451 is set in a future where media is tightly controlled by the government. Read on to find out more. "One of the things in the film is storing knowledge, books in DNA".
We could make any number of fire-based puns to usher in the intense first teaser for HBO's upcoming Fahrenheit 451 film, like "it's going to be lit", or "things are really heating up", but we'll keep it simple and say that it'll undoubtedly ignite your excitement. This exists now. All your drives could be stored 100-fold in DNA. Bahrani conceptualized this new take on the futuristic society by imagining that "it wouldn't be very hard to start to manipulate and control what is on the Internet if things got more centralized". He thought all that would destroy concepts of thinking, reading and knowledge.
"We are not born equal, we must be made equal by the fire, and then we can be happy", Beatty says in one scene. "The film debuts this spring, exclusively on HBO".
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