25 best movies about books

With the London Book Fair in full swing, we’ve compiled a compendium of cinema’s best celebrations of the original physical media

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

François Truffaut's first English-language picture may have suffered from a troubled production, but its chillingly banal future in which firemen burn books – "all the books", as one points out, pointedly waving a copy of Mein Kampf – is all too real. Adapting Ray Bradbury's sci-fi novel for the screen, Truffaut tweaked some elements of the story – notably the fate of a major character, which Bradbury liked so much he pinched for his own stage adaptation.

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