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On The Road Movie Trailer Promises an Adaptation Worthy of Kerouac
Controversy has raged for decades among Beat Generation fans as to whether this movie should even have been attempted. I can understand both sides of the argument. On The Road is a very personal novel for many, many people. At the Beat Museum, located in San Francisco, we see people from every corner of the world walk through our doors daily who are on their own personal journey kick-started by their reading of Kerouac’s books. On The Road holds a very special place in the hearts of many of these people and they don’t want their vision of Kerouac’s book (and their own personal journeys) messed with.
The flipside of that argument, of course, is that On The Road must be made into a film. Jack Kerouac himself sent a letter to Marlon Brando back in 1959 imploring Brando to make the film. Kerouac understood that a novel is not a movie and he even told Brando he was willing to write the screenplay himself incorporating whatever accommodations and changes needed for the story of the book to work as a film.
In 2012 that argument still has not subsided. But with the release of the trailer for Walter Salles’ film adaptation of On The Road I believe the filmmakers have magnificently met their obligation to the true fan and to their own artistic callings.
Captured in this 1.45-minute trailer is all the energy, drive, excitement and uncertainty of the book itself. The raw sexuality of Garrett Hedlund as Neal Cassady and Kristen Stewart as his 16-year-old bride, Lu Anne Henderson. From the dance halls of New York to the hotel rooms of Denver to the whorehouses of Mexico, Kerouac’s words come alive on the screen.
Source - Huffington Post
Via Mr Hedlund
Here are some OTR trailer screen caps featuring Garrett
2012, the beat goes on
During the coming year, the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Herald of the Beat Generation, novelist Jack Kerouac, will be celebrated including the release this winter of his manuscript, The Sea is My Brother, that was thought lost. Two films about the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg have also been announced: Howl with James Franco, which was released in February, and with Kill Your Darlings with Daniel Radcliffe, in pre-production. Finally, the biggest challenge in the history of adaptations of literature will be found in the spring with On the Road, directed by Walter Salles, according to the Kerouac monument, with Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart.
The metronome beat is the rhythm