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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 […]

Film Review-On the Road

“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.

The Top Ten Films of 2011 (Or, At Least, Those We Think Will Be Really Really Great) (photo)

The Top Ten Films of 2011 (Or, At Least, Those We Think Will Be Really Really Great)

Okay, so it may be a little early to talk about the best films of next year. But based on the number of high-profile auteurs with new works on the horizon, 2011 looks like it will be a banner annum for art cinema. While Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” is already trailering around the world […]

Cannes 08: Walter Salles on “Linha de Passe”

By Erica Abeel The abiding humanism we’ve come to expect from Walter Salles is abundantly present in “Linha de Passe,” his luminous competition entry in this year’s Cannes. Co-directed with Daniela Thomas, the film explores the Brazilian underclass through the lives of four brothers who live with their mother on the outskirts of teeming São […]

Cannes 2008: The Competition.

At long last! Premiering out of competition will be, as expected, “Indiana Jones And The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull,” as well as Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and everyone’s favorite “Kung Fu Panda.” The closing night film may still be the already announced “What Just Happened?” from Barry Levinson — or maybe not — […]