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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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    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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    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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    'On the Road': Walter Salles Tells NYC Why a "Brazilian Without an American Passport" Was the Right Guy to Adapt the Seminal Kerouac Novel

    On paper, Walter Salles, the beloved Brazilian filmmaker best known for the Che Guevara biopic "The Motocycle Diaries," doesn't seem like the ideal fit for helming the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal American novel "On the Road." But last Thursday, at a Midtown New York screening of the fi...

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    Watch: Indiewire with Kristen Stewart, Garret Hedlund and Walter Salles at AFI Fest for 'On the Road' (VIDEO)

    Indiewire and Thompson on Hollywood writer Sophia Savage braved the red carpet at Grauman's Egyptian Theater over the weekend for AFI FEST's Special Screening of Walter Salles' "On the Road," which IFC Films will release December 21. Among the highlights: Salles reveals to Savage why Kristin Stewart...

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    Watch: New U.S. Teaser Trailer for Kristen Stewart-Garrett Hedlund Adaptation of 'On the Road' (VIDEO)

    It looks like IFC Films/Sundance Selects has put out a new U.S. teaser trailer for Water Salles and Jose Rivera's adaptation of Jack Kerouac's Beat Generation-defining 1957 novel "On the Road."

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    CANNES: The 5 Top Contenders for the Palme D'Or

    The Palme d'Or is unquestionably one of the most prestigious awards a filmmaker can win, but unlike the Oscars, it's nearly impossible to predict. The decision comes down to a jury comprised of eight artists from around the world. This year, they're led by Italian filmmakers Nanni Moretti, the first...

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    CANNES 2012: Walter Salles' ON THE ROAD

    Walter Salles and Jose Rivera love the characters and world of "On the Road" too much to know how to properly represent them.

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    CANNES REVIEW: Why Walter Salles' 'On the Road' Adaptation Is Better Than You Think

    Red flags immediately go up whenever a filmmaker embarks on adapting a beloved classic. Walter Salles' long-gestating big screen treatment of "On the Road" provides the latest example: Years in development, the nearly-two-and-a-half hour treatment of Jack Kerouac's seminal novel of...

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    Welcome to the Cannes Film Festival!

    Editor's Note: Press Play has two critics covering the Cannes Film Festival this year. Simon Abrams and Glenn Heath Jr. are tag-teaming their way through the most anticipated collection of screenings in the film industry. This is your ticket to Cannes. Enjoy!

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