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Kill Your Darlings (2013)

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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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A true story of obsession and murder


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

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19 September 2013 (Croatia)  »

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Ubij svoje najdraže  »

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

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$1,029,949 (USA) (23 February 2014)
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First feature film directed by John Krokidas. See more »

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Jack Kerouac, upon his arrest, contacts his father and we hear an American accent on the line. Kerouac's parents were French-speaking Quebecois and it took Jack until his late teens to fully master English, which he spoke with a slight Québec lilt; it is thus unlikely his father and he would have spoken in English, much less in a General American accent. See more »

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Allen Ginsberg: Some things, once you've loved them, become yours forever./And if you try to let them go... /They only circle back and return to you./They become part of who you are...
Lucien Carr: ...or they destroy you.
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Dinner with Gustav
Written by Leo Nissim D'Apres (as Leo Daniel Nissim)
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young playful, yet dark love, seductively emotional
18 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

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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