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Beat (2000)

 -  Drama  -  29 January 2000 (USA)
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The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.

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The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.

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Sex and Drugs before Rock and Roll

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Allen Ginsberg: I left Bill. Bill was sucking me dry. Bill is a psychic vampire. That's his phrase.
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Version of Naked Lunch (1991) See more »

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Amor de Juventud
Music and Lyrics by Ramón Ayala
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The best minds he was talking about
13 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great find for anyone who finds themselves enjoying the Beat Generation literature, this is the story of one of the most tragic and pivotal points in their story, the death of Joan Burroughs.

Lucien Carr and Allen Ginsberg, on the eve of their skyrocket to fame, take a trip to Mexico City and visit Joan and William S. Burroughs. Burroughs has excused himself to Guatemala with a boyfriend, so Joan and the two old friends hit the road, reflecting on Lucien's time in jail, unrequited love, Bill's adultery, and the entire meaning of what exactly Kerouac was romanticizing. If you aren't drawn to the Beats and their story, you may want to stray away. However, if you want a sort of proto-"On the Road" mixed with the true story of the events preceding this pivotal moment in Beat history, you will enjoy this film.


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