Tuesday, May 29, 2012

News at Eleven (Back Page): "On the Road" completes the holy trinity

of Beat masterpieces that have confounded filmmakers for several years, including David Cronenberg's wildly fanciful take on William S. Burroughs's "Naked Lunch," from 1991, and Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's 2010 docudrama of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." The Beats' core group of characters were so intertwined in their heyday that "Howl," "Road" and "Lunch" were published within three years of each other, and all three film versions feature an overlapping cast of characters, many of whom will be seen in "Kill Your Darlings," due in 2013 and based on the murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr, a key member of the original New York Beats.

from The New York Times: The Beats Hit the Road Again on Screen


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