Article about 'On The Road' finally coming to life
The Beat Generation continues to fascinate fifty years later, perhaps because tested a rebellious way of being young still imitated by teenagers today. His live dangerously was anathematized by the conservative press of the time and the term beat, as conceived by John Clellon Holmes and Jack Kerouac (generation expired expressing strokes of jazz, in contrast to the Lost Generation of Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald) was converted into the beatnik pejorative term, referring to Sputnik launched into space by the Soviets. Kerouac, and Buddhist, gave then the meaning of "bliss" or "blissful." The Beat Generation not only changed social practices, but exerted a constant influence on poetry, music and film. A few years ago The Naked Lunch Cronenberg shot to reconstruct the process of creating the novel by a character named William Lee, a pseudonym he used when posting Burroughs Junky.
The Beat Generation not only changed social practices, but exerted a constant influence on poetry, music and film. A few years ago The Naked Lunch Cronenberg shot to reconstruct the process of creating the novel by a character named William Lee, a pseudonym he used when posting Burroughs Junky.
The Berlinale was shown the film by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman on Howl, the most famous poem, along with Kaddish, Allen Ginsberg. The poet is played by James Franco and the film portrays the famous Ginsberg poetry reading that took place in the Six Gallery in New York, surrounded by the staff of the Beat Generation. The film will be released in autumn in the United States.
And this month has seen Francis Ford Coppola finally fulfilled his dream to film On the road, project that competed with Guus van Sant. Coppola chose as the Brazilian director Walter Salles (Motorcycle Diaries), who began shooting the film on day one. Sam Riley plays Sal Paradise (Kerouac's transcript) and Garrett Hedlund plays Dean Moriarty, the protagonist of the novel, a character inspired by Neal Cassady, who many consider the most genuine beat. Kristen Stewart is the wife of Moriarty and Kirsten Dunst is involved in a minor role, while Viggo Mortensen is Old Bull Lee, a character loosely based on William S. Burroughs. The cast is completed by Amy Adams, who plays his wife, Jane, inspired by Joan Vollmer (Burroughs woman).
The movie had to be shot in 2005, but was paralyzed by financial difficulties Coppola. Walter Salles used the break to tour the four trips that Moriarty (Cassady) and the experience needed for filming.
Fod Francis Coppola hopes the film will be released in the U.S. during 2011.
RT @crstaffa: "On the Road" is filming outside my office on Tuesday...Sam Reily, Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst. Who will show?
RT @Sexycherry1984: ok, now i'm really nervous about the shoot this afternoon. Nervous 4 seeing Kristen n Garrett or cuz they might cut my hair. :S wish me luck
RT @InspiredbyKstew: Some info about On the road from the Kirouac Family Association. http://bit.ly/aZI3hl
RT @KstewAngle: Kristen Dunst had the Camille role since 2007 http://bit.ly/8Yskbb
RT @KstewAngel: Site of the historians that Kristen talked to about Jack Kerouac. http://bit.ly/a9pj97
Article on mentioning OTR will continue filming until December and will shoot in Argentina HERE!