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Jack Kerouac

Discussion in 'Author Discussion' started by JimMorrison, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. JimMorrison

    JimMorrison New Member

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    its scheduled for 2007 but a flick like that might be pushed back
     
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    Dove into this thread for another reason and had to find out about the movie. According to IMDb it's now due for 2009, development status unknown... :( On the other hand: a movie?! Eh?! Wanna make a movie out of Ulysses too? (And they've done that and all. :eek: ) The writing's in the writing!

    So anyway, the other reason is this: Nick Mamatas: Move under ground
    I'm a bit more than halfway through, and I think I actually like it... It's better than you'd think, anyway. The Kerouacism, the buddhism, the Lovecraftism... Squares vs. Beats brought to its extremes. Makes me wanna reread/read more Jacques, anyway

    *mrkgnao*
     
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    And how's it going with Pynchon? :p
     
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    ive actually been following the movie closely and i am thrilled. walter salles has been chosen to direct this masterpiece of literature. talks of brad pitt starring are recurring.

    he directed motorcycle diaires which was a flawless, adventurous tale of travel and discovery. so who better than walter to tackle this whale of a tale.
     
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    Kerouac,,,I love on the road and I'll be reading his other works after, no fear. The films *still* in production! :eek:
     
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    Kerouac's first novel to be published for the first time

    I'm tempted to quote bookslut here; "If it's taken this long to publish Kerouac's first book, you know it has to be good."
     
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    I read OTR when I was probably 14, & have loved the Beats ever since (Im 33 now), especially Kerouac. I went through the whole lot of the material a long time ago, & have revisited it several times since.

    Dont take anyone's advice that has been given thus far in regards to author's "like" Kerouac. None of them are like Kerouac. Trust me, Ive read the majority of them, & theyre not Jack. You will likely be disappointed in all of them. Burroughs is nothing like Kerouac. Pynchon, Southern, Kesey, Hoffman, Faulkner, Toni Morrison (WTF??), all are nothing like Kerouac. Theres a couple others mentioned that I am not familiar w/,but Id be willing to bet the top pinky joint on my left hand that they arent anything like Kerouac.

    Go ahead, take a chance & dont trust me. But I think you will find that I am right.
     
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    You will love those. Dont forget to do Desolation Angels & the Subterraneans if you havent already.
     
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    Careful w/the Pynchon.
     
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    Oh, well then dont bother w/Visions of Cody. Though I personally found it a delight. Getting off track & into irrelevancy is part of the point, IMO. Dude, its called stream of consciousness man.
     
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    If you know the rules, then youre free to break them.
     
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    Your excitement may be premature. Theres been talk about a cinematic adaption of OTR for 10 years AT LEAST.
     
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    That is what is just great about On the Road. No chapters, no headings, just one long wild ride across the good old U.S. of A. There isn't a rhyme or reason as to what occurs at all. People are picked up and left off at a whim. If anything, the book harkens back to the old notion of a wide open country with endless possibility. At least, that's how I'm enjoying it.
     

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