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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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Beat - pahan syke  »

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Joan Vollmer: And what does your young man make of the Mayans?
William S. Burroughs: Well I have yet to inquire about his preference in lost civilizations.
Joan Vollmer: Ah, but he must like ruins.
William S. Burroughs: [chuckles] Yes. He likes me tolerably enough.
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Amor de Juventud
Music and Lyrics by Ramón Ayala
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What a joke!
13 August 2001 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This should not be considered a respectful tribute to a group of literary inventors or the "Beats" if you will. However eccentric & dysfunctional the relationship between Mr. & Mrs. Burroughs happened to be, the tangled-up story of their life together shouldn't have been portrayed by Mr. Sutherland & Ms. Love. . . no sir! The cinematography partially made up for such obscenities, hence me giving the film a rating of 2 & not 0.


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