Fahrenheit 451's Comic

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Fahrenheit 451's Comic
Author Francesc Ruiz
Editor Valérie Cudel
Language Spanish
Publisher Captures (15€)
City Valence
Year 2016
Pages 8
Format 20 cm x 30.9 cm
ISBN 978-2-9533912-9-9
E-book PDF (18 mb)

This is a reconstitution of a textless comic book appearing at the beginning of François Truffaut's film Fahrenheit 451 (1966), where it is browsed for a few seconds by main character while lying in bed. With this publication, Spanish artist Francesc Ruiz also questions the status of the comic book at the time the film was made and also within the dystopian universe originally created by Ray Bradbury.

The 8-page publication contains some original images of the comic from the movie itself and others taken from the still film images from the shooting and was completed after research on styles and authors of the period, mixing some material borrowed from James Bond comic strips (Truffaut's film was shot in Pinewood Studios in London with the same production team as the James Bond movies) with new content that helps to understand the meaning of both the film and the novel, adding a new narrative perspective.

The limited edition of 400 copies was published on the occasion of the exhibition No Words, 3 Walls, 3D Porn, at the Florence Loewy Gallery in Paris, which was open from 15 October - 18 December 2016. (from publisher)