On the Road
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Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles (Central Station, The Motorcycle Diaries) and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, ON THE ROAD tells the timeless story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley, Control), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund, TRON: Legacy), a free-spirited, fearless, fast-talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga). Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of it - the pure essence of experience. Seeking uncharted terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounters an eclectic mix of men and women who each indelibly impact their journey toward self-discovery. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man), Tom Sturridge (Pirate Radio), Academy Award® Nominee Amy Adams (The Master), Alice Braga (Predators), and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), ON THE ROAD is a landmark odyssey from America s legendary Beat writer brought to vivid life by one of the most talented filmmakers of modern times.
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Also, maybe to attract today's young and scruffy hipsters, they got the hair all wrong. Jack and Neal wore their hair combed and slick, not hanging over their ears, eyes, and collars as in the movie.
If it brings young readers to appreciate Kerouac's writing, then that is good. But, as in his own life and career, the focus was misplaced on the reality and not on the fine fiction Kerouac created out of that reality.
However I keep defending the movie against the book. Watch the movie with a view independent of the book-or this isn one that you may want to watch before the book if you've not read it.
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It was extremely depressing.Read more