I migliori film sulla Beat Generation - Osservatori Esterniby luca-ratman-nigro | created - 07 Oct 2015 | updated - 07 Oct 2015 | Public
“La Beat Generation è un gruppo di bambini all'angolo della strada che parlano della fine del mondo”, dichiara Jack Kerouac.
Noi Osservatori Esterni vi proponiamo una lista di film che tratta proprio della Beat Generation, alcuni in lingua originale, altri in italiano. In ogni modo: assolutamente da vedere.
Buona visione e felice approfondimento!
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1. Pull My Daisy (1959)
30 min | Short
Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »
Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Music
Explores the music scene in Greenwich Village, New York in the 60's and early 70's. The film highlights some of the finest singer/songwriters of the day.
Votes: 266 | Gross: $0.02M
7. The Ballad of Greenwich Village (2005)
70 min | Documentary
THE BALLAD OF GREENWICH VILLAGE is a 70 minute documentary that tells the story of the artists, rebels, and bohemians who came to New York's Greenwich Village over many decades, and changed... See full summary »
10. Couch (1964)
54 min | Drama
The couch at Andy Warhol's Factory was as famous in its own right as any of his Superstars. In Couch, visitors to the Factory were invited to "perform" on camera, seated on the old couch. ... See full summary »
11. Chappaqua (1966)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. Flashbacks to the beginings of psychedelia in San Fran.
12. Me and My Brother (1969)
91 min | Drama
Julius Orlovsky, after spending years in a New York mental hospital, emerges catatonic and must rely on his brother Peter, who lives with poet Allen Ginsberg. When Julius wanders off in the... See full summary »
17. Burroughs: The Movie (1983)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Burroughs: The Movie explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the ... See full summary »
18. What Happened to Kerouac? (1986)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Documentary explore the unfulfilled promise of Beat Generation icon Jack Kerouac, covering the period from the publication of his notorious novel On the Road in 1957 to his alcohol-related death 12 years later.
19. Poetry in Motion (1982)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem.... See full summary »
22. Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets (1989)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Maria Beatty's documentary exploring the insights and influences of the American Beat Poets. The film conveys their consciousness and sensibility through interviews with William Burroughs, ... See full summary »
24. Naked Lunch (1991)
R | 115 min | Drama
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally kills his wife, and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa.
Votes: 43,506 | Gross: $2.54M
96 min | Documentary
Two writers from the opposite ends of the world share a meeting of the minds. Hungarian poet and translator István Eörsi journeys to New York City to meet literary legend Allen Ginsberg. ... See full summary »
American Masters (1985– )
The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary, Biography
The life and work of Allen Ginsberg, the greatest of the Beat Generation poets is put in focus in this film
Votes: 232 | Gross: $0.00M
Not Rated | 680 min | Documentary
For 25 years, Academy Award-nominated director Jerry Aronson accumulated more than 120 hours of film on Allen Ginsberg, resulting in this comprehensive portrait of one of America's greatest... See full summary »
Director: Jerry Aronson
28. The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
R | 92 min | Biography, Romance
Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence.... See full summary »
Votes: 1,946 | Gross: $0.05M
88 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic ... See full summary »
Votes: 729 | Gross: $0.36M
31. Howl (2010)
R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.
Votes: 12,182 | Gross: $0.62M
32. On the Road (2012)
R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
Votes: 38,250 | Gross: $0.72M
33. Kill Your Darlings (2013)
R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.
Votes: 33,184 | Gross: $1.03M
35. One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur (2008)
98 min | Documentary, Music
Jack Kerouac escapes from post "On The Road" fame to his dream of an isolated retreat in a cabin at Big Sur, where he searches for inner peace. His road comes full circle with this ... See full summary »