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Watch On the Road online at SundanceNow (photo: Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund) On the Road, Walter Salles’ film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical novel, is now available on SundanceNow. Initially screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it drew mixed reviews, and later reedited for the Toronto Film Festival and the North American market, On the Road stars Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy, the upcoming Inside Llewyn Davis), Sam Riley (the upcoming Byzantium and Maleficent), and Kristen Stewart — who seemed to be everywhere in 2012: besides On the Road, Stewart was also seen in Rupert Sanders’ summer hit Snow White and the Huntsman, opposite Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, and, in her final appearance as Bella Swan, Bill Condon’s late fall hit The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, co-starring Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. (Scroll down to watch new On the Road featurette, with Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund. »
- Andre Soares
Director Walter Salles’ film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s acclaimed novel, ‘On the Road,’ is now available on SundanceNow. The adventure drama, which was an Official Selection at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals, is also available to watch on Cable, VOD and other digital outlets, including Amazon Streatming, PS3 Playstation Unlimited and Google Play. Audiences can rent the film, or stream it online, for $4.99. The timeless story and homage to the beatnik generation features an all-star cast, including Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen. ‘On the Road,’ which was written by screenwriter José Rivera, follows young New York City writer Sal Paradise [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Five-year-old Ketchup made the announcement at Cannes.
The film, produced by Orian Williams and 3311 Productions, is scheduled for release theatrically in the fall. Ketchup will partner with Arc Entertainment on ancillaries.
“Big Sur” is Polish’s adaptation of the 1962 Jack Kerouac novel of the same name. It follows the author, named Jack Duluoz and portrayed by Barr, on three brief trips to Big Sur when he is unable to cope with a suddenly demanding public and battling advanced alcoholism.
- Dave McNary
In "Kill your Darlings," slated for release later this year, Daniel Radcliffe plays Allen Ginsberg, who befriends writers William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac while in college. The "Harry Potter" veteran, 23, didn't shy away from exploring his character's bisexual side in the movie, which is based on a true story of a murder that entangles the three writers.
On next week's episode of "The Graham Norton Show," Radcliffe reveals how director John Krokidas gave him "step-by-step instructions," including kissing critiques, before the controversial gay sex scenes were shot.
“I was doing a gay sex scene and the director was giving step-by-step instructions," Radcliffe toward Norton, as quoted by Pink News. "And the favorite note I have ever had was when we were kissing and the director shouted, ‘Not like that. Crazy sex kissing!’"
- The Huffington Post
Kate Bosworth loves cooking shows. The 30-year-old actress is obsessed with whipping up dishes and gets her inspiration from 'Top Chef' and 'Chopped'. She told People magazine: 'I love all of the cooking shows like 'Chopped' and 'Top Chef'. I've just started to learn in the last couple of years and I love it. My specialty is a sausage ragu, it takes about six or seven hours to cook. That's almost my mini-vacation, cooking with my fiance Michael [Polish] and his daughter and just having family time.' Kate was previously in relationships with Orlando Bloom and Alexander Skarsgard before she romanced Michael. The pair met on the set of 'Big Sur' - based on the autobiographical novel of Jack Kerouac »
“I work because I want to work,” says Redford, now 76. “Work keeps me going.”
By Barbara Lovenheim
When I interviewed Redford in 1984 for his role in "The Natural," he was defensive about his image as a matinee idol and hesitant to talk with reporters because, he told me, “if you talk about an issue, what comes back is a description of what you’re wearing. Reporters only want to know how tall you are and if your teeth are capped.” Now 76, Redford has no reason to apologize for his appearance or his life; he has endured as a major talent for a very long time; he is still actively making films and starring in them, and he has turned Sundance into an important institute for independent filmmakers. He is now defying age and arthritis by working hard, playing tennis, skiing and riding horseback through miles of rugged country. »
The Great Gatsby 2013: Leonardo DiCaprio and Baz Luhrmann shine bright, but story’s ‘small, sad truths’ lost in the glitz Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is the best version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel ever committed to the screen. But don’t get too excited. The bar is very low. The book has been made into three feature films, including a 1926 silent film regrettably lost, and one TV movie. The last big screen version was in 1974, a Jack Clayton-directed misfire that starred a lifeless Robert Redford in the title role. Here, the doomed personification of the money-solves-everything American thesis is played by a winning Leonardo DiCaprio who shines like an old-fashioned movie star. But shining even brighter than DiCaprio in this $127,000,000 production is, of course, its director. (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby.) For better or worse, Baz Luhrmann is a brand name, a »
- Mark Keizer
For its first two thirds, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is busy busy busy with nary a minute to avoid an onslaught of stylized metaphors. People keep asking me Is it like “Moulin Rouge”? Well no, it’s not nearly as unruly because Luhrmann has to stick– more or less- to the F. Scott Fitzgerald text. He has a structure and a story and at some point he has to get with the program. And he does. The last third of his Gatsby is one of the most beautiful, moving films I’ve ever seen. And the first two thirds? They are a joyride through the director’s wild imagination. So we’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio as the mysterious and pained Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as the narrator Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton as Daisy and Tom Buchanan. And then are the secondary roles: Elizabeth Debicki making quite »
- Roger Friedman
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Patrick Fischler is a successful working actor in both film and television. Having had memorable roles on two iconic television shows – as Jimmy Barrett on the Emmy Award-winning series Mad Men and as part of the Dharma Initiative on Lost – he also had Big Sur, adapted from the work of Jack Kerouac, premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and the action-thriller 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, opens later this year. On top of all that, Fischler and his actress wife, Lauren Bowles (she plays Holly Cleary on HBO’s True Blood) decided to star in and executive produce their own short film (which she also wrote), called The Test, about a couple at a critical juncture in their relationship. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Patrick Fischler talked about what inspired them to make a short film, how being a real-life »
- Christina Radish
New York -- James Broughton's mantra was "follow your own weird." Years before Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, or William S. Burroughs were starting the Beat Movement, artists like Broughton were already pushing the boundaries of art and literature during the postwar San Francisco Renaissance. In Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, co-directors Stephen Silha, Eric Slade, and Dawn Logsdon take a celebratory approach towards the exploration of Broughton's life and work, which include such influential films as The Pleasure Garden (1953) and The Bed (1968). Through rare, archival footage and interviews with Broughton's friends and family members, including his last partner Joel Singer, his ex-wife Suzanna
- Joshua Stecker
From surviving a cheating scandal to releasing the final ‘Twilight’ saga installment, 22 has been quite a year for Kristen! Happy Birthday Kristen!
Kristen Stewart has definitely had a year of ups and downs. Although some parts were difficult for her, she’s come out of it a stronger woman and ready to take on 23! She’s back with Robert Pattinson and their relationship seems better than ever! Let’s take a look back at Kristen’s most memorable moments from the past year!
Although she’s most well-known for her role in Twilight, Kristen made it clear this year that she’s more than just a vampire sweetheart. The actress proved she has a broad range by taking on roles very different from her Twilight character. In On The Road, Kristen plays a passionate and sexually adventurous young woman »
- HL Intern
Here's another contest for you for reader appreciation month... I have three books to give away. "Enter to win a copy of Jack Kerouac's On The Road autographed by the film's director, Walter Salles! IFC Films and Sundance Selects Presents On The Road A film by Walter Salles Based on Jack Kerouac's classic novel Starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart Check your local listings!" It's okay if you're a little (okay, a lot) surprised that the movie has finally been released. In fact, just last night at a screening I was telling a friend it had come out and they were like "nope, it came out in December". But no... t'was a one week Oscar qualifier, that. So it opened Friday and will be expanding to more markets in April. Better late than never I suppose but hiding Kristen Stewart's only performance that can hold »
- NATHANIEL R
• Katherine Heigl and Patrick Wilson will play spouses in the dark comedy North of Hell. Wilson will play a successful business man, and Heigl, his controlling wife. Anthony Burns (Skateland) is set to write and direct. Heigl hasn’t really been on the scene much since 2012′s One for the Money, but she has a number of films in the pipeline, including The Big Wedding (out April 26) with Robert De Niro, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams, and the animated flick The Nut Job. Wilson has a number of projects coming up as well, including The Conjuring »
- Lindsey Bahr
Chicago – The 1957 novel “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac, was a missile across the bow of American social conventions, and a precursor to the radical 1960s. For over fifty years, it has eluded a film adaptation, until director Walter Salles (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) found the way to capture it.
It is a reverential depiction, with all the familiar characters from the novel springing to life. And that is the key word here…life. This adaptation is life itself, which is what the novel embraces. Somehow, by just indulging in the characters and their lifeblood, Walter Salles – in partnership with his screenwriter Jose Rivera – was able to understand what makes this story tick. It is about youth, discovery and the consequences regarding all of that. It is about the relationship between two kindred souls, not part of a lost generation, but part of everything that is discovered when challenging the society they are born into. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Garrett Hedlund finds it difficult to leave 'On the Road' behind. The actor and model 'immersed' himself in the works of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg for five years before filming the adaption of Kerouac's cult novel - set in the 40s and featuring all three writers - and it has left a lasting impression on him. He said: 'It's not easy to leave 'On the Road' behind because I'm such a fan of the generation, such a fan of the material. 'After five years of reading the material and immersing yourself in the jazz, it's not like you want to deplete or delete that experience.' Garrett also met his girlfriend, Kirsten Dunst, on the set »
On The Road is an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical novel which is considered one of the greats but those who love the book will be unsatisfied with this film adaption and those who have not read it may wonder what all the fuss is about. In On The Road we first meet Sal (based on Kerouac and played by Sam Riley) in the 1940’s suffering from writer’s block and hanging out with his friend Carlo (based on Alan Ginsberg and played by Tom Sturridge) in various beatnik dives. Things turn around when he meets Dean Moriarty (based on Neil Cassady and played by Garrett Hedlund), a free spirit with a penchant for weed and three-way sex. They leave the city, along with Dean’s 16-year old squeeze Marylou (Kristen Stewart) to seek freedom, life, and love on the open road.
While the book On The Road may have spoken for a generation, »
- Tom Stockman
Chicago – One of most important counterculture novels in American literature history is “On the Road,” by Jack Kerouac. First published in 1957, the film rights were purchased at the time, but it took over fifty more years to get it onto the screen. Director Walter Salles (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) took on the adaptation.
The history of adapting the book to film is as much of a journey as the characters take in the story. After late 1950s Hollywood couldn’t interpret the radical morality in the book (Marlon Brando was attached to play the lead role at one point), and the rights were reacquired by Francis Ford Coppola in the late 1970s. Problems with several screenplay versions occurred, and it wasn’t until the mid-2000s that the team that produced “The Motorcycle Diaries” – screenwriter Jose Rivera and director Walter Salles – took their own journey with the classic novel, and the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road was completed in 1951, first published in 1957... and it finally got a film adaptation, arriving in U.S. movie theaters this Friday (with VOD premiere the following Monday).
From the press materials...
On The Road tells the provocative story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of “it” -- the pure essence of experience. Seeking unchartered terrain and the last American frontier, »
“Be in love with your life, every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac
Wamg kicks off the new week with a chance to win a prizepack for On The Road. Jack Kerouac’s mythical book, has finally been adapted for the screen. This quintessential road movie and vibrant song of freedom is directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries). Bringing together a fine cast and crew the Brazilian filmmaker has directed a truly modern film, while remaining faithful to the original work and highlighting what was always a timeless work of art.
After his father dies, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a young and dangerously seductive ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined not to get trapped in a narrow life, the two friend’s burn bridges and hit the road: thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, others and themselves.
“The only people for me are the mad ones, »
- Movie Geeks
And now, a previously unpublished excerpt from Jack Kerouac’s first draft of On The Road, allegedly inspired by Yahoo!’s traveling musical festival, Yahoo! On The Road, which hits a red-glowing, neon-winking city near you soon: “Once there was Louis Armstrong blowing his beautiful top in the muds of New Orleans; before him the mad musicians who had paraded on official days and broke up their Sousa marches into ragtime. Then there was hip-hop, and Jay-z, vigorous, virile, and so necessary, blasting the mic for everything it had in waves of power and logic and big pimping. Then had »
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