Fahrenheit 451 Tackles the Evils of Social Media

How do you make a television movie out of a book whose premise is that televised entertainment is destroying humanity? Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury wrote in 1951, is a warning against an age of factoids, of rolling cable-news chyrons, of attention spans so fried that our “hopscotching existence” makes it impossible to sit still with a novel. The 1953 book features a woman whose entire life revolves around her “interactions” with actors whose shows take up three full walls of her...

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