(TV Mini-Series documentary) (novel "On The Road" - 1 episode)
- The Beat
... (novel "On The Road")
What Happened to Kerouac?
(Documentary) (works "On the Road", "Visions of Cody", "Desolation Angels", "Mexico City Blues" and "Dr. Sax and others")
Kerouac, the Movie
(Documentary) (works "Visions of Gerard", "Dr. Sax", "Vanity of Duluoz", "The Town and the City", "On the Road", "Desolation Angels", "Dharma Bums" and "Big Sur and others")
6 Biographical Movies |
6 Print Biographies |
4 Portrayals |
14 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
Jean-Louis Incogniteau | Jean-Louis | Jean-Louis de Lebris Kerouac | John Kerouac
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
[from the original manuscript of 'On the Road'] I shambled after as usual as I've been doing all my life after people that interest me, because the only people that interest me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yearn or say a commonplace thing...but burn, burn, burn, burn like roman candles across the night.
He came up with the title of his close friend William S. Burroughs
's book "Naked Lunch", though he later claimed to have no memory of having done so. Kerouac was visiting Burroughs in Tangier in the mid-'50s and was drafted by Burroughs into retyping his manuscript. One story has it that the far-sighted Kerouac looked at the title of the manuscript, originally entitled "Naked Lust", and read it ...
Originated the term "Beat Generation."