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Just as the promising but eventually tumultuous friendship between Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin played out in The Social Network, so does the erotic, tense and poetic relationship between Allen Ginsberg and Lucien Carr in Kill Your Darlings, the directorial debut from John Krokidas. But instead of the dawn of Facebook, this takes a provocative point in the college years of the infamous beatnik poet and focuses on how this affects his inspiration, spawns a Dead Poets Society sort of revelation, encourages dismissal of academic tradition help shape his literary mind. It's a story about obsession, identity and love. Daniel Radcliffe puts back on some round spectacles, but trades in the lightning shaped scar for a perm as poet Allen Gisnberg, the Jewish, New York raised genius who would be at the forefront of the beatnik generation along with Jack Kerouac (who also comes into play later). Meanwhile, Dane DeHaan »

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