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On The Road
« on: March 09, 2012, 06:14:12 PM »
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Release date: 2012

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund, Viggo Mortensen

Directed by: Walter Salles

Premise: Jack Kerouac's seminal pseudo-autobiography finally heads to the big screen thanks to director Walter Salles Jr. (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES) and producer Francis Ford Coppola. The tale is semi-based on the author's trips across America, with fiction intertwining with reportedly real events and people met along the way.
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Re: On The Road
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 06:19:16 PM »
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I feel like the people who would most be clamoring to see this movie are the same people who would be least likely to go see a movie starring Kristen Stewart and Garett Hedlund.
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Re: On The Road
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 08:15:09 PM »
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I'm confused, didn't Salles say something about the need for this to be shot in b/w?
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Re: On The Road
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 10:08:43 PM »
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Hmm, not a bad trailer. Lots of familiar faces, looking forward to it.

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Re: On The Road
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 10:09:20 PM »
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New Trailer


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Re: On The Road
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 11:17:43 AM »
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so, right, this as an adaptation of the novel -- yeeeah, kinda. it doesn't do for cinema what on the road did for literature, it doesn't tailor the rules or parameters of cinema for the sizes of the characters. that's what i'd most want, of course, but i don't like walking around expecting everything to be the way i want it to be

it offers scintillating windows into its lead characters, sal paradise and dean moriarty, readable transmissions of marylou, carlo marx, and old bold lee, and tbh i mainly felt awkward for jane and camille, not really a lot going for those two, and they were played by amy adams and kristen dunst so that bums me out

the complete movie evokes the lifestyle habits and focuses of the major characters, the highs and lows of their cultural formation. but i didn't feel much honesty, i couldn't believe i was seeing these people in their time and place, and well that's not exactly what it feels like to take drugs. the movie fakes attitudes to make its meanings. does an alright job. maybe it'd be better if it wasn't positioned as an adaptation? no, i guess not, a kerouac biopic doesn't sound better. this movie is what it is. pretty good, pretty good

seems like perfect timing for this discussion. i expect this thread to blow up

 

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