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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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Rated R for language and elements of sex, drugs and violence | See all certifications »

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Beat - pahan syke  »

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William S. Burroughs: Are you leaving me?
Joan Vollmer: Should I?
William S. Burroughs: [long pause] As you like.
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Version of Naked Lunch (1991) See more »

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Hug Me, Slug Me
Music and Lyrics by Gary Walkow
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Unromantic and riveting film about a true story
18 March 2003 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

The beatniks were an artistic and social counterculture movement before the hippies in the sixties. The characters in this movie were famous poets and writers in this movement who had already had many adventures before we find them in this story. Burroughs is holed up in Mexico with his wife and kids on the lam from the US because he had been a heroine addict. Along with his marriage, Burroughs has a homosexual relationship with a younger man. The marriage is having some problems. Some old friends come down south to visit them and party with them.

Perhaps it helps to have had some familiarity with the lives of these people, their times and their work to appreciate this film. Even so, this is a good place to start.


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