Don’t Blame Donald Trump Because ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Dystopia Is Now, Director Says – TCA

Director Ramin Bahrani rejected TV critics’ efforts to describe his adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian ’50s novel Fahrenheit 451 as a condemnation of President Donald Trump.
Blame Google, blame Facebook, blame your smartphone – we’re all culpable, he insisted.
“I don’t want to focus so much on him,” Bahrani said when asked to compare the novel’s infamous book burnings and Trump’s various attacks on the First Amendment. “Because I don’t want to excuse the 30, 40 years…

Director Ramin Bahrani rejected TV critics’ efforts to describe his adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian ’50s novel Fahrenheit 451 as a condemnation of President Donald Trump. Blame Google, blame Facebook, blame your smartphone – we’re all culpable, he insisted. “I don’t want to focus so much on him,” Bahrani said when asked to compare the novel’s infamous book burnings and Trump’s various attacks on the First Amendment. “Because I don’t want to excuse the 30, 40 years…