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Allen Ginsberg (Character)
from Howl (2010)

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Howl -- James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg - poet, counter-culture adventurer and chronicler of the Beat Generation. In his famously confessional style, Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless and electrifying work of his career, the poem HOWL.
Howl -- A drama centered on the obscenity trial Allen Ginsberg (Franco) faced after the publication of his poem, Howl.
Howl -- Gail Potter (Mary-Louise Parker) indicates why the poem "Howl" has no artistic merit in this exclusive clip.

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Alternate Names:
Allen Ginsberg mit dem Schaf / Beatnik Poet Allen Ginsburg


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  1. Kill Your Darlings (2013) Played by Daniel Radcliffe
  2. Beat Generation (2013) (TV) Played by Damien Boisseau
  3. On the Road (2012) Played by Tom Sturridge
  4. Six '55 (2011) Played by Roger Massih
  5. The Chicago 8 (2011) Played by Wade Williams
  6. Wellenreiter (2010) Played by Hans-Dieter Delkus (as Allen Ginsberg mit dem Schaf)
  7. Howl (2010) Played by James Franco

  8. The Buffalo Son (2009) Played by Charley Rossman
  9. "Independent Lens"
        - Chicago 10 (2008) TV episode, Played by Hank Azaria
  10. Neal Cassady (2007) Played by Yehuda Duenyas
  11. I'm Not There. (2007) Played by David Cross
    ... aka "I'm Not There" - Germany, USA (poster title)
  12. Chicago 10 (2007) Played by Hank Azaria
    ... aka "Chicago 10: Speak Your Peace" - USA (long title)
  13. Factory Girl (2006) Played by Tim Hickey
  14. Weird Al Presents Al-TV (2003) (TV) Played by Jon Schwartz
  15. Beat (2000) Played by Ron Livingston

  16. The '60s (1999) (TV) Played by Bill Willens
  17. The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999) Played by John Turturro
  18. "A Will of Their Own"
        - Episode #1.2 (1998) TV episode, Played by Richard Cotovsky (as Beatnik Poet Allen Ginsburg)

  19. Weatherman '69 (1989) Played by David Markey
    ... aka "The Whole World Is Watching: Weatherman '69" - International (English title) (long title)
  20. Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (1987) (TV) Played by Ron Rifkin

  21. Chicago 70 (1970) Played by George Netesky
    ... aka "The Great Chicago Conspiracy Circus" - Canada (English title)

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From Howl (2010)
[first lines]
Allen Ginsberg: "Howl" for Carl Salomon. I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night...
[continues reading but unheard, credits roll]
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