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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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    James Franco & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Auditioned For The Leads In ‘On The Road’ & More From Screenwriter José Rivera

    While the screenings were canceled last evening because of Hurricane Sandy, BAMCinematek’s IFC Sneaks was in full force on Friday and Saturday nights. Playing seven IFC Films pictures that won’t be in theaters until later this year or 2013 (Abbas Kiarostami's "Like Someone In Love" and Olivier Assay...

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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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    New, Shorter Cut Of 'On The Road' Will Premiere At The Toronto International Film Festival

    Decades in the making, the Francis Ford Coppola produced, Walter Salles directed "On The Road" finally premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May to a mixed response. The adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal novel of a generation was never the easiest thing to bring to the screen, an...

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    Cannes: Walter Salles Talks The Long Journey To Make 'On The Road'

    Given that the source material was once described by Truman Capote with the immortal epithet "That's not writing, that's typing," and is a generally unruly thing to adapt, it's not surprising that it's taken the best part of half-a-century to make a film of Jack Kerouac's beat classic "On The Road."...

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    Walter Salles Working On Two New Screenplays, 'Terra' With Gael García Bernal & One With His 'Central Station' Star

    Brazilian director Walter Salles' path to adapting Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" has been a long and winding one that's taken about seven years to come to fruition. And while reviews out of Cannes about his new picture starring Garett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart and more have been decidely mi...

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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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