Saw a preview screening tonight. Thought I was going to hate it for the first fifteen minutes.
But then it turned into something really amazing, and I walked out of the theater absolutely loving the movie.
Anyone else see it?
Any dick in it?
If Andy Dick is in it, there's no way in hell I'll see it.
Coincidentally, that was the working title of the script that popped into my head while bathing my rambunctious adoptees.
Is this about the lady in Texas who killed her 6 kids a few years back?
It's about Allen Ginsburg's early years played by Daniel Radcliffe. It was a sensation at Sundance this year.
And yes, there is nudity. But no, you do not see Daniel's pee pee. However, you do see him legs up being fucked by a one-night stand.
I am eagerly awaiting the sequel "Ressurect Your Darlings".
A good friend saw it at Sundance and raved about it. He's always had good judgement when it comes to films so I'll probably see it sometime this week.
The film is based on the early work of Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs,
"And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks", and has been a favorite of mine for years.
Have you read the book OP? If so, how did the film compare to the book?
This is great news! I'll definitely go see it when it comes out here.
They can't open wide because the people who know who Daniel Radcliffe is don't want to see a bio pic about Allen Ginsburg, and the (few) people who want to see a bio pic about Allen Ginsburg don't know who Daniel Radcliffe is (other than the 20 of us on the Datalounge, that is).
It was boring trash.
Rex Reed thought it was shallow and unenlightening.
How ironic r18
Rex Reed is an asshole, an idiot.
I was surprised by Radcliffe's acting. I did not expect him to be able to pull this off.
But.....Is there any Dane DeHaan nudity in it? Or shirtlessness, at least?
Radcliffe is terrific in this.
Was Michael C. Hall any good?
I was hoping to see it in New Orleans over Thanksgiving but it has disappeared from the Coming Soon list at the Canal Place Theater. I guess we'll have to wait for streaming or DVD. I don't think "On the Road" was shown in many theaters either.
But ON THE ROAD was horrid.
and that too r26
R24, the entire cast was great. But yes, MCH included.
I just downloaded it from Piratebay. It is there at last.
A very good film. Radcliffe is excellent, and I strongly urge everyone to see him on Broadway this season in "The Cripple of Innishame."
I really enjoyed this movie. Some really good acting, especially from Daniel Radcliffe, Michael C. Hall, and the lovely Dane DeHaan.
It's on youtube at least here in Europe. Most probably blocked in the US.
I watched it last night and enjoyed it too. It is hard to find a place where it is playing so I had to download it.
The movie would be a hard sell, since it is essentially two movies. One involves the coming out of the Beat Poet Alan Ginsberg (Radcliffe, who does indeed get fucked. Although that scene is tactfully shot, what is happening is very clear).
The other, which gets a lot more screen time, is a murder committed by Lucien Carr (DeHaan), a student in Ginsberg's time at Columbia who introduced him into what became known as the "Beat" circle though that is not the name they chose for themselves (they called themselves "The Immortals" for a time). That included Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs (Ben Foster, who I thought did the best acting though the part is rather small).
Carr's story was very complex and the details of the murder remain hard to explain, though he killed a possibly psychotic man who had been stalking him for years. Whether they had ever had sex is not known; Carr denied it and the other "Beats" believed him, but it remains an open question. Carr was not primarily homosexual, the man he killed was and was a close friend of Burroughs who introduced him to Carr when Carr was a teenager.
Carr went to jail for two years but then led a quiet life as an editor. Ginsberg dedicated HOWL to him and Carr had him remove the dedication. Carr married and had three children, one of whom, Caleb, is the novelist (The Alienist). Lucien Carr died in 2005, which, no doubt, made the movie easier to make.
All the writers referenced the murder in various works, not just the one mentioned above. A paper Ginsberg wrote about it got him thrown out of Columbia. He dealt drugs for and with Burroughs for years until he made his name. (Burroughs came from a rich family but got himself cut off for periods of time, for understandable reasons).
Ginsberg's story at this time might have been a little thin for a full length movie (though his mentally ill mother, and randy, poet father might have provided some texture). The murder and Carr (it seemed to me) rather blurred the point of the movie, and upstaged Ginsberg as a character. I did think Radcliffe very brave and mostly good, but didn't feel DeHaan had quite the charisma Carr was said to have by all those people who actually became writers.
A very interesting movie, obviously made very quickly on about twenty cents. I wonder how many people who go to movies today would have heard of Ginsberg, Kerouac or Burroughs, or would have any sense of how important the Beats were at one point in American life?