With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
In the early 1940s, Alan Ginsberg is an English major in Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Alan finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
In this film, David Cross plays Allen Ginsberg's father, Louis. In I'm Not There. (2007), David Cross played Allen Ginsberg himself. See more »
The Columbia University library tour guide proudly identifies a book as a first folio edition of "Hamlet." There is no such edition. "Hamlet" was published in quarto editions (half the size of folio) during Shakespeare's life. The only folio editions of Shakespeare's work were the posthumous collections of his complete plays. See more »
Wolf Like Me
Written by Babatunde Adebimpe, Jaleel Bunton, David Malone, David Sitek, Gerard Smith
Performed by TV On The Radio
Published by Stunzeed Music, BMG Rights Management
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Passionate, elegant and simply stunning. Kill Your Darlings, directed by John Krokidas, was a wondering viewing experience - bringing us right back to the stylish 1940's era. The narrative to the film however cannot be completely explained without doing the film some injustice, taking away from the deep character relationship. But it simply follows a young freshman, Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), as he enters a poet literary movement following the few concepts of sex, drugs, alcohol and murder.
By this point you are surely thinking - 'I don't like poetry and I have never heard of these poets!' - but that is okay, as the film is so much more than that. Especially from its romantic angle, showing us an emotional narrative that simply thrives the film into complete biopic freshness.
Director John Krokidas explained that the film was over ten years in the making, which is reflected on screen in terms of the fundamental making, research and sound. That, with the mix of visionary direction, beautiful sepia cinematography and stellar cast creates something special. The opening flash-back sequence in fact shows an excellent homage to the 1944 Double Indemnity - which is quite fantastically shown.
Starring as the main cast is Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster and Michael C. Hall (whose brilliant!). The main story though is caught between DeHaan and Radcliffe who show an unparalleled chemistry both visually and emotionally. Not just an on screen comic relationship like we see over and over. Wahlberg and Washington in 2 Guns anybody? But the jokes pulled by DeHaan and Radcliffe on screen are worth it and will easily pull a smile. Radcliffe, who is the gossip of the film for his featured gay scene is simply superb, showing what is probably his best performance to date, post Harry Potter career.
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