Fahrenheit 451, Bowie producer Tony Visconti, and American Animals director Bart Layton.

A Cautionary Tale About Authoritarianism’s New Relevance

A Cautionary Tale About Authoritarianism’s New Relevance

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June 7 2018 5:00 PM

Fahrenheit 451 Rekindled

The Ray Bradbury novel’s new relevance, the making of a Bowie mashup, and American Animals director Bart Layton.

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An American Icons special segment about Fahrenheit 451, the cautionary tale about authoritarianism and free speech that has seen a sales surge since the 2016 election. How Tony Visconti, Bowie's longtime producer, captured the artist's career in a 15-minute remix for the exhibit David Bowie Is. And why filmmaker Bart Layton included documentary elements in his feature American Animals.

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