by Jerry Cimino I was meeting with movie director Michael Polish on a long, sprawling road called Highway One, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The road had been absolutely devoid of automobile traffic for the previous thirty minutes. That never happens in real life, and I found that warped reality to be a little unnerving. All(…)
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ALLEN GINSBERG STANDS NAKED BEFORE THE WORLD Legend has it that Allen Ginsberg used to get naked at poetry readings because “The poet stands naked before the world.” Beat scholars tell us it only happened once, at a reading where one of Allen’s friends was being heckled by an audience member and Allen(…)
This story came to our inbox along with these exclusive photos. They’re being published today for the first time anywhere at Kerouac.com.
Screenwriter José Rivera teamed up with director Walter Salles to adapt for the screen the story of Che Guevara’s 1952 motorcycle journey with Alberto Granado across South America. In this CityTV video, Rivera offers his thoughts on his latest collaboration with Salles in adapting Jack Kerouac’s classic, On the Road, to film.
“Many consider Jack Kerouac’s On the Road sacred text. The novel was, after all, originally typed on a scroll… “When it comes to the big screen, however, On the Road has faced a Kerouac curse. Past efforts by Hollywood to adapt the author’s work have been failures. Now, somewhat quietly, On the Road has finally(…)
This photo of Sam Riley (left) as Jack Kerouac and Garrett Hedlund (right) as Neal Cassady recently appeared in UK film magazine Total Film.
Here’s another promo photo for MK2 Productions’ movie On the Road: This is undoubtedly the Mexican whorehouse scene from On the Road. It takes place close to the end of the book, just after Jack and Neal blasted pot with the Mexican cats, Victor and his brothers, with them all digging each other, not speaking(…)