From the book:

Fahrenheit 451 BY Bradbury, Ray

Movie Title: Fahrenheit 451

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 1966

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Such and odd movie, for such an odd book. In a dystopian future, books are banned and burned if found. A Fireman is a man who burns books. But Montag, the fireman, begins to wonder what is in the books that could be so harmful. Eventually he must decide who he is and what his future is going to look like.

The book is a classic and often assigned to students. If you don't have time for the book... watch the movie - they are close parallels. I recommend the movie - not a great one, but a classic.

Summary from IMDB

Based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. Guy Montag is a firefighter who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. It is the duty of firefighters to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants. People in this society including Montag's wife are drugged into compliancy and get their information from wall-length television screens. After Montag falls in love with book-hoarding Clarisse, he begins to read confiscated books. It is through this relationship that he begins to question the government's motives behind book-burning. Montag is soon found out, and he must decide whether to return to his job or run away knowing full well the consequences that he could face if captured.
- Written by Brian Rathjen