Finding the Beat Video

Here’s a project we could not endorse more… Finding the Beat is not just a favourite of Beatdom because it features our writers. It is simply an awesome idea for a movie. I sincerely believe that the finished version of this film will be a modern classic – a Beatific documentary. If you’ve been following their progress you will know how far they’ve come. Finding the Beat has four of its ten intended...

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Hunter S. Thompson & The Lizards

I’ll admit that I’m hardly the first person to notice this, but I don’t generally keep up with the latest movie news unless it’s a project particularly close to my heart. But I couldn’t help raise an eyebrow at the trailer for Johnny Depp’s latest effort: as the voice of a lizard in Rango (2011). Watch the following video and pay particular attention around 1:47 mins....

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Subscriptions

Beatdom is now three years old and has gathered quite an impressive number of fans, along with some brilliant contributors and a reputation for the best of the best of today’s Beat-centric literary criticism and Beat-inspired short-form literature. As such I believe it is time to move forward. Beatdom has always been a non-profit entity, free of paid advertising and distributed directly by the magazine’s owner and editor. However,...

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Beat News

This week’s newspapers and blogs have been kind to the fans of the Beat Generation. Indeed, this past year has been kind, what with all the documentaries and movies going into production. Here are some links we thought might be of interest to our readers: As mentioned in this article, Harold Chapman’s “The Beat Hotel” exhibition is going on in London’s Proud Chelsea gallery. Recently, he spoke to...

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Happy Birthday, Hunter S. Thompson

Today would’ve been Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday. He was born 18th July 1937 and every year on this day his fans around the world like to have a glass of Wild Turkey and celebrate on of the finest journalists and writers to have ever lived. Beatdom editor David S. Wills penned a tribute to the man that you can find on his personal blog. Marty Flynn from HSTbooks also wrote a great piece about him. Wayne Ewing’s...

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New Beat Generation TV Show

HBO is looking for people to fill various roles in their upcoming TV show, “The Low Life”. Apparently they only need white people, prefer musical or poetic ability, and pay poorly. Details here.

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Howl Poster

This is the poster for the forthcoming movie, “Howl” starring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg. The tagline reads: “The obscenity trial that start a revolution. The poem that rocked a generation.” I can’t wait to see this. I spoke to Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein last year for a Beatdom interview, and they wowed me with their ideas. I’m sure they’ve made a classic movie. Here’s the...

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Howl Trailer

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtfz1dpHS0I&hl=en_US&fs=1] This is the trailer for the forthcoming movie, “Howl” about the obscenity trial surrounding the release of Allen Ginsberg’s poem of the same name. The movie stars James Franco, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels and Paul Rudd. It’s directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Beatdom interviewed the directors of the movie for Issue Five....

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