Fahrenheit 451 staring Stephen Conroy

Fahrenheit 451 staring Stephen Conroy

For those that can’t read all the text on the movie poster:

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OFFICE OF FILM AND LITERATURE CLASSIFICATION

Stephen Conroy as Guy Montag

Fahrenheit 451

2009?

staring STEPHEN CONROY and STEVE FIELDING director AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA AUTHORITY producers APATHY, CONFUSION and KNEE-JERK REACTION executive producer AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYERS distributor NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

R18+ May not be available on the Internet in Australia

So, how did I come to make the image?

I went looking for information about lists of banner books in Australia. One of the points stressed about the censorship regime of the previous government (but not that of the new one) is that while the list of banned books is available (or you can test for them), but the list of banned sites is not.

It was interesting to see that ‘Fahrenheit 451′ was amongst the lists I found, because of coarse language used. Which sparked the above poster.

The current government is trying to impose a blank filter on all Australians. This is despite the reports received about the effect on network speed, and the unreliability of filters.

Perhaps the movie should be called Centigrade 435 after the temperature at which network cables ignite?

(Network cables have a PVC covering, which has an ignition temperature of 435C)

Commentary about censorship in Australia:

Some interesting sites about book banning:

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