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  •  Au contraire ... (4+ / 0-)
    Go on, Montag, all this philosophy, let's get rid of it. It's even worse than the novels. Thinkers and philosophers, all of them saying exactly the same thing: "Only I am right! The others are all idiots!"

    You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

    by Cartoon Peril on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 03:52:54 PM PST

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    •  And in the movie, well, they don't have drones, (4+ / 0-)

      … but they do have helicopters with machine guns.

      At the end, the government TV "news" (beamed to parlor walls across the country) shows a helicopter chasing a man who they claims is Montag.

      ANNOUNCER: (female voice from television) Montag is still at large, but time is running out fast. . . . Ah, there it is. The aerial patrol has sighted the wanted man.

      MAN: (seated beside Montag as both watch TV) They can't keep the viewers waiting much longer. The show must go on. They'll find somebody. Anybody will do to provide them with their climax.

      There he is. You can see him clearly now.

      ANNOUNCER: There is Montag, running headlong into the trap, scurrying about like a frightened rat. . . . Just look at him, cousins.
      (burst of machine gun fire from the helicopter)
      It's all over, cousins. Montag is dead. A crime against society has been avenged.

      MAN: Poor devil. They never showed the man's face properly. It was too far away, of course.

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      by lotlizard on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 04:47:52 PM PST

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