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Ray Bradbury

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Ray Douglas Bradbury (22 August 1920 – 5 June 2012) was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century American genre writers. He wrote and consulted on many screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick and It Came from Outer Space. Many of his works have been adapted into comic books, television shows, and films.

Fact file

  • Born: Ray Douglas Bradbury August 22, 1920 Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: June 5, 2012 (aged 91) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles
  • Occupation: Writer
  • Nationality: American
  • Period: 1938–2012
  • Genre: Fantasy, social commentary, science fiction, horror fiction, mystery fiction
  • Notable works: Fahrenheit 451 The Martian Chronicles Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Notable awards: American Academy of Arts and Letters (1954); Daytime Emmy Award (1994); National Medal of Arts (2004); Pulitzer Prize (2007)
  • Spouse: Marguerite McClure (m. 1947–2003; her death)
  • Children: 4 daughters

Read more about Ray Bradbury at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Review: HBO turns 'Fahrenheit 451' into cookie-cutter dystopian drivel
USA Today TV, 2018-05-18 12:19:21
The new adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic 'Fahrenheit 451' tries to update the work for the digital era, but ends up turning something thought-provoking into something dull and derivative.         

Review: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Has Fire and Fury but Sheds Little Light
NY Times TV, 2018-05-16 17:01:02
Ray Bradbury’s dystopian warning about mid-20th-century media and conformity gets a muddled HBO update for the emoji era.

Variety, 2018-05-16 17:00:09
Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” published in 1953, describes a dystopian future in which books have become illegal artifacts, and where a fireman’s job is not to put out fires but rather to start them, torching contraband novels wherever they might be hidden. To read “Fahrenheit 451” the old-fashioned way — ...

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