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Kerouac, the Movie (1985)

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Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road. Kerouac's legacy and influence are explained via interviews with ... See full summary »

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Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road. Kerouac's legacy and influence are explained via interviews with Kerouac's friends and contemporaries such as William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, and Edie Parker. Narrator Peter Coyote reads sections of Kerouac's (mostly autobiographical) books as an actor recreates scenes from Kerouac's life. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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Features excerpts from Maggie Cassidy, Dr.Sax, Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Vanity of Duluoz, Desolation Angels, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, On the Road, The Town and the City. See more »

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Features The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) See more »

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Written by Mal Waldron
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Definition of the beat generation
10 August 2007 | by (BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie reminded me of Jim Morrison's life. Key issues that came up were: getting inspiration to write, staying motivated and staying true to yourself. I liked the strings of poetry that were read and seeing some top poets talk about their experiences. All in all I thought it was an educational and fun movie to watch. If you want to understand the real definition of the Beat generation - this would be a great movie to watch. It has a documentary style, funky jazz background music and footage of Jack Kerouac. There is some philosophical subject matter which is still true today - and it makes you think about life and its purpose.


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