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“On The Road”: From Page To Screen

Director Walter Salles impressed audiences and critics alike with his 2004 film about a young Ernesto “Che” Guevara coming of age in South America, so when the Brazilian filmmaker was chosen to direct “On The Road” – the road-trip story by Jack Kerouac that defined counter-culture youth in the ’50s – it seemed like a […]

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“On The Road” cast and director talk road trips, jazz, and the American dream

Jack Kerouac’s groundbreaking 1957 novel On The Road defined a generation when it first hit shelves, and 50 years later the story of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty’s wild journey across postwar America will finally make it to the big screen. While some have questioned whether Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical account of his travels with Neal Cassady […]

Kristen Stewart in On The Road

Call-In Commentary: Watch the “On The Road” trailer with director Walter Salles

“The Motorcycle Diaries” auteur takes you inside his adaptation of the classic Jack Kerouac novel.

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Jack Kerouac and Hollywood: The Good, the Bad, and the Subterranean

With this week’s release of “On The Road,” the new film based on Jack Kerouac’s generation-defining novel, the work of the celebrated French-Canadian author regarded as one of the founders of the “Beat” generation has found its way into the spotlight once again. Directed by Walter Salles, the film is the latest in a long […]

Q&A with Jim Sampas: Film, next frontier for Jack Kerouac (photo)

Q&A with Jim Sampas: Film, next frontier for Jack Kerouac

Last month I wrote about the documentary “One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur,” a trip through the places, physical and otherwise that inspired Kerouac’s 1962 novel, Big Sur. It features a soundtrack by Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jay Farrar (Son Volt). Check that and a trailer out here. [The […]

One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur (photo)

One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur

A friend warned me not to read any more Kerouac in college or I’d end up dropping out. I guess he saw warning signs. I thought he was projecting his own weaknesses on me. I could keep my experiments with mysticism separate from daily duties, merge a search for truth with institutional learning. What’s a […]