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A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

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In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen 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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for sexual content, language, drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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$53,452 (USA) (18 October 2013)

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$1,029,949 (USA) (21 February 2014)
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Chris Evans, Jesse Eisenberg and Ben Whishaw were originally cast in the lead roles. See more »

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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 »

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Allen Ginsberg: [Ginsberg has just met William S Burroughs] Is he a criminal?
Lucien Carr: He wishes he were.
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Wolf Like Me
Written by Tunde Adebimpe (as Babatunde Adebimpe), Jaleel Bunton, Kyp Malone (as David Malone), David Sitek, Gerard Smith
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Published by Stunzeed Music, BMG Rights Management
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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young playful, yet dark love, seductively emotional
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I was iffy on watching this since I am not into poetry and it seem like a film deal with era I don't really connect with, But I am wrong when Allen ( Daniel Radcliffe) smile at Lac (Dane) performance of a obscure poem along gesture in library during Allen's freshman tour to his new school.

Fun and poem are flattering witty and beautiful. They do kind a lot of reciting of poems and it add more feels to the scene.

Chemistry between Allen and Lac was amazing and intensifying trilling. They were very comfort with being sexual situations. It not vulgar like HBO sex scene (loud,thrusting) but nude with implication of bonding.

later, it got so dark and angst but I think it end on good note on Allen regarding his career path.


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