Remastered BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE film trailer
Nov12

Remastered BURROUGHS: THE MOVIE film trailer

In the upcoming movie-themed issue of Beatdom, we will be talking to Aaron Brookner – son of film-maker Howard Brookner, who made the 1983 classic, Burroughs: The Movie. Aaron has been working a project to digitally remaster and rerelease his father’s film, much to the excitement of Beat fans around the world. Beatdom is delighted to bring you the trailer that the team have just put together: Remastered BURROUGHS THE MOVIE...

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Big Sur Trailer
Apr13

Big Sur Trailer

With the success of On the Road, all eyes are now on the next adaptation of a Kerouac novel: Big Sur.  

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1st Burroughs Documentary to be Rereleased
Nov30

1st Burroughs Documentary to be Rereleased

The first long feature documentary about iconic writer William S. Burroughs, one of the most radically subversive literary figures of the 20th century and Godfather to the Beat poets such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, is set to be restored and re-released after decades of being out of print. The campaign to restore Burroughs: The Movie will officially be launched on Kickstarter on World Aids Day December 1st 2012 and it will run...

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Report on Filming the Unfilmable
Oct06

Report on Filming the Unfilmable

They said Naked Lunch was unfilmable. Many people thought the same about Howl, but both Beat classics have been successfully adapted to the screen. Now it’s Kerouac’s turn to have his opus made into a movie. Here’s a Channel 4 report:    

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On the Road Trailer
Mar10

On the Road Trailer

After a few technical problems, the trailer for the forthcoming On the Road movie was released yesterday. It was part of a fairly successful Twitter and Facebook campaign, which has seen tens of thousands of people sign up for updates about the movie in a remarkably short period of time. You are supposed to join up for the Facebook group in order to see the trailer, but hell, it’s on YouTube so we’re going to embed it...

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On the Road Movie Poster
Feb29

On the Road Movie Poster

Today was a great day for those eagerly awaiting the release of On the Road. The marketing team finally got into gear and started twin Facebook and Twitter pages, pushing stills and a poster for the movie. You can view the still here. Both pages have been racking up followers quickly, with the Twitter page leading after gaining 600 followers in about 2 hrs, thanks to sharing by Beat fans. You can visit the production website...

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On the Road Movie Delayed?
Jan03

On the Road Movie Delayed?

Fans who’ve been waiting seemingly forever for the release of On the Road might be made to wait a little longer. The adaptation of Kerouac’s classic novel appears to have run into a little legal trouble. According to Albert C. Hinkle, “There’s some kind of legal problem – one of Jack’s relatives is challenging Coppola’s rights to the book. I haven’t heard of any set dates for the movie...

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Daniel Radcliffe to Play Allen Ginsberg
Nov30

Daniel Radcliffe to Play Allen Ginsberg

Apparently Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, has agreed to play the role of Allen Ginsberg in John Krokidas’ new movie, Kill Your Darlings. The movie is said to revolve around the 1944 New York world of the Beats, focusing on the fallout from the murder of David Kammerer. Radcliffe takes over from Jesse Eisenberg, who was originally slated to play Ginsberg, and joins Chris Evans and Ben Wishaw in the line-up. The usual movie...

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