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    Is Jack Kerouac Unfilmable? 'Big Sur' is the Latest to Raise the Question

    It's understandable why Kerouac has eluded cinematic adaptation. He was king of the Beats, immortalized in his own characters Sal Paradise and Jack Duluoz, founder of a literary movement, creator of an aesthetic style, and perpetrator of a physically and spiritually ecstatic lifestyle.

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    The “Action4Climate” is video challenge concerning the impacts of climate change

    The “Action4Climate” video challenge invites young aspiring film makers to produce and submit a 1-12 minute video documentary telling a story about climate change impacts and resulting adaptation efforts, local actions, and/or potential solutions.The contest is open to young film makers from all ov...

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    Stream This: 'The Canyons,' Brian De Palma's 'Passion,' 'On The Road' & More On VOD This Week

    Hey-o cinephiles, and welcome to the deluxe edition of Stream This. There was a lot to cover this week, with so many films being released on VOD concurrently or in advance of their theatrical debuts, and we didn't want to leave anything out, including those nifty themed picks. Thus, the result at ha...

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    5 Great & 5 Disappointing English-Language Debuts By Foreign-Language Directors

    This Friday sees the release of the much-anticipated "Stoker." The melodrama would probably be of note just because it stars Mia Wasikowksa and Nicole Kidman, but it's even more so because it marks the English-language debut of acclaimed Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook, the man behind "Sympathy For ...

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    Scott Cooper Out, Walter Salles In To Direct 'The Man In The Rockefeller Suit'

    For a while there, riding in the wake of the success of "Crazy Heart," director Scott Cooper put his name to a not insignificant number of potential projects, before finally mounting "Out Of The Furnace" last year. And it looks like one of those movies is moving on without him.

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    The Women of 'On the Road': Fact, Fiction or Fantasy?

    A strange thing happens in the new film adaptation. Though still secondary to the narrative, the women have gained in significance and impact in key ways that speak both to Salles’ cinematic approach to storytelling and to the expectations of today’s film audiences.

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    ON THE ROAD

    Few books have been as influential and enduring as Jack Kerouac’s 'On the Road', the voice of the beat generation, set in the late 1940s and early '50s.

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    Walter Salles Talks The Influence Of Fathers In 'On The Road,' Working With Jose Rivera, Writing A Book About Jia Zhang Ke & More

    On the fifth floor of the Hotel deLuxe in Portland, Oregon, Walter Salles seems content to talk at length about cinema. But alas, two publicists, worried the loquacious “On the Road” director will miss his train up to Seattle for another round of press and screenings of his latest film, a long-in-th...

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    Review: Beat Classic 'On The Road' Comes To The Screen In Lustrous-But-Long-Winded Fashion

    Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has been heralded for decades: an important novel, a cultural signifier, a sociological landmark, a cracking good read. It's also been considered "unfilmable" -- but now Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries," "Dark Water") brings the novel to the screen, and "The Motor...

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    IFC Center Goes 'On the Road' With Director Walter Salles (Plus, Hopper, Ford, Antonioni, Wenders & Kiarostami)

    With the long-awaited Walter Salles-directed adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" coming out in select cities Dec. 21, the IFC Center in New York is looking to build anticipation with a week-long road movie retrospective selected by Salles. Which makes sense, since IFC Films acqu...

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