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Big Sur Film Review

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 […]

Penn Jillette Visits the Beat Museum

Penn Jillette Visits the Beat Museum

   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 leaped […]

On the Road with Jose Rivera (video)

On the Road with Jose Rivera (video)

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.

New York Times article discussing On the Road

New York Times article discussing On the Road

“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 […]

Another Production Still

Another Production Still

This photo of Sam Riley (left) as Jack Kerouac and Garrett Hedlund (right) as Neal Cassady recently appeared in UK film magazine Total Film.

Still – The Mexico Whorehouse Scene

Still – The Mexico Whorehouse Scene

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 […]

First Stills from On the Road

[nggallery id=7]   The first publicity photos for the movie On the Road were recently released by a French website. Now, I don’t know about you, but I see Marylou, Dean and a brooding Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) in that ’49 Hudson. Judge for yourself.

Filming Concludes for On the Road Movie

[nggallery id=8]   I sincerely wish every lover of The Beat Generation could have been in my shoes this last week as the filming for the movie On the Road concluded in San Francisco. As I am the one fortunate enough to have had the experience, I will relate my feelings and impressions to the […]

John Allen Cassady’s Photos from the OTR Movie Set

[nggallery id=9]   John Allen Cassady was in England visiting his mother, Carolyn Cassady, when he got the call from Walter Salles, Director of “On The Road”. Walter wanted to know if John would be willing to interrupt his visit with Carolyn so he could meet and give a talk to the cast and crew […]

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