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What happened to "On the Road" movie?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Cagri, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Cagri

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    I remember reading On the Road was being filmed and would have been released in last March. Brad Pitt as Neal Cassady. Does anyone know what happened to that project?
     
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    I think it would probably (further) alienate fans of the book--but I guess that happens all the time.

    If you're just interested in what it would be like, Don Shebib's Going Down the Road--I think--caught a lot of the tone and style of the Kerouac book (which, incidentally, is perhaps the most adored in my circle of friends).
     
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    I can't remember its name, but there was a TV (?) movie I saw in the 90's based on some of the characters of that era, and Nick Nolte played one of them.

    I wonder if that made it to DVD?

    The number and quality of movies based on stories by/about the Beat Generation would make an interesting thread.

    PS I watched BUCKETS OF BLOOOD the other night, for a satire on Beatniks. [​IMG]
     
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    I think BARFLY is one of the great movies. And Bukowski didn't make running shoe commercials.

    THE SHELTERING SKY was released on DVD, but NAKED LUNCH is still in the kitchen.

    Personally, I'm not waiting for either. I eventually got FIGHT CLUB, and altho I need to see it again, I was not impressed with my first watch. [​IMG]
     
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    I have always wondered why any other Bukowski book or story hasn't been filmed except Barfly which he wrote to be filmed anyway. I think there is an Italian made film starring Ben Gazzara though, which I haven't seen... Ham On Rye, for example, would make a great movie IMO. Well, actually I think all of his novels and most of his stories would make enjoyable films.

    John, I strongly recommend you to give another chance to Fight Club. When I first watched it I had mixed feelings about it as well. It was like the story was too unreal and there were glitches in it but after another try I filled in the empty spaces and saw that everything has its explanation in the film.

    Tim, I searched for Don Shebib and Going Down the Road in amazon website but nothing comes up. Is it released on DVD?
     
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    It is. DVD Box Office has it, but I cannot vouch for the disc at all.
     
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    Amazon is listing DESTROY ALL RATIONAL THOUGHT with William Burroughs for August release.

    I've never heard of it. There is no info on Amazon, perhaps its a documentary?
     
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    Whoops!

    "it's"

    :b
     

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