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Corso: The Last Beat (2009)

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Following Beat Poet Gregory Corso - literary compatriot of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs -- throughout Europe, discovering his past, and facing his death.

Director:

Gustave Reininger
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gregory Corso Gregory Corso
Allen Ginsberg
William S. Burroughs
Ethan Hawke
Patti Smith
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Agnès B.
Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka
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The "Beats" are back. Ever "cool", ever "hip", this poignant, humorous film will introduce today's youth market to the inner circle of the American Icons of "the Beat Generation" - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs and Gregory Corso. "The Last Beat" follows Corso, the most colorful of them. After the death of Allen Ginsberg, his best friend, Corso goes "On the Road" to rediscover himself as the "Last Beat." A classic "road movie" is crafted from outstanding documentary work, combined with pacing and entertainment value from the filmmaker's experiences as a "Miami Vice" contributor and "Crime Story" co-creator (NBC and Michael Mann) In his "road movie", Corso travels from France, to Italy, to Greece, retracing the early days of "The Beats." In high humor he dramatizes how they changed American society, paving the way for youth culture, the sexual revolution and even hip-hop. In an "on the road" discovery, the filmmaker found Corso's Italian mother who abandoned him as a baby. They are ... Written by Gordon Hue

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The story of Beat poet Gregory Corso

Genres:

Documentary

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Language:

English | Italian | Greek | French

Release Date:

October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corso - Le dernier beat See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arkwright Ventures See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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