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Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop, they naturally would like their friends to be on their best behavior. But poets will be poets. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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The Crazy Daisy
Lyrics by Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac
Performed by Anita Ellis
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"The Beat Generation"
29 October 2002 | by (Ithaca, NY) – See all my reviews

One of the more quintessential displays of the era of Beat poetry and Bop music. Set in a NYC apartment, the movie is narrated by Jack Keoruac and portrays the life of an artistic 'family'. From painter, poet, and musician, the movie moves quickly without any particular place to go. It strikes at the heart of the movement and should be avoided by anybody who cannot stand the sometimes 'zoned' out babble of this generation. Enjoyable and short, the film fits a small genre of the American experience.


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