Monday, August 08, 2005


They're making a movie of On the road? Is nothing sacred?

It starts out sounding like it might not suck - Coppola producing, Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) screenwriting - but then they're not sure if Colin Farrell or Brad Pitt should do Neal Cassady's role. WTF? Billy Crudup for Kerouac sounds good, but if they're going to put Brad Pitt in there they might as well try and get Billy Crystal to do a Ginsberg cameo.


Anonymous Tina said...

Noooooooooo! is right. I guess it's inevitable, though, now that the people who are old enough (young enough?) to have been transformed by the book are approaching comfortable middle age. We'd like to believe we haven't TOTALLY sold out ... after all, we GET Kerouac, read him BEFORE the movie came out ... and will flock to the theaters to see just how dismally "the establishment" has misunderstood and misrepresented our hero. And excuse me, but Brad Pitt? Whose idea was that? If it has to be made into a movie, it should be cast with unknown twenty-somethings, and shot on a video phone. No theater release, just a free quicktime download from some unfamous person's homemade website ....
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