I’d been wondering what Ray Bradbury thought of Michael Moore for adapting the title of what might be Bradbury’s best known work, Fahrenheit 451, for his new movie. Now I know:
‘Michael Moore is a screwed a–hole, that is what I think about that case,’ Bradbury said according to an English translation of the story. ‘He stole my title and changed the numbers without ever asking me for permission.’
Continued the author: ‘[Moore] is a horrible human being ? horrible human!’
When asked if he agrees with Moore’s political positions, Bradbury replied, ‘That has nothing to do with it. He copied my title; that is what happened. That has nothing to do with my political opinions.’
According to the Swedish daily, Bradbury said he had tried to discuss the issue with Moore several months ago, but that the director avoided him.
‘I called his publisher. They promised he would call me the same afternoon, but he didn’t,’ Bradbury is quoted as saying.