Beatdom #14 is the movie issue.
Beatdom #14 is the movie issue, and it’s our biggest one ever. We have interviews with the film-makers behind some of the best Beat movies, as well as reviews, essays, short stories, artwork, and poetry inspired by movies.
In this issue, David S. Wills takes a look at the first Beat flick, Pull My Daisy, while Nick Meador reviews the latest, Big Sur. Neil Reddy asks why Hollywood hasn’t yet gotten Beat-inspired movies right, while Michelle Rudolf contends that they did with Howl (2010). Naturally, we took a look at the recent adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, with GK Stritch lamenting that Marlon Brando never took the opportunity to play Dean Moriarty. We also have a meta-review of the reviews of Beat movies and a lot of investigation into William S. Burroughs’ interest in the movies, as well as their interest in him.
Film-makers Wayne Ewing, Marc Olmsted, Aaron Brookner, Waylon Bacon, and Tom Huckabee all join us to share their perspective from behind the camera, rounding out our best ever issue.
Beat Film Overview – David S. Wills
American Mutants – Marc Olmsted
The Road’s Too Raw – Nick Meador
$10,000 Screenplay – Doug Draime
Film Noir on a Jazzy Night – Robin Como
Heart of Dreams – David Morgan-Brown
Taking Tiger Mountain – Adrien
Why Can’t They Get It? – Neil Reddy
Filming Hunter S. Thompson – Wayne Ewing
Hunger for Peace – Jon Sindell
Pulling Our Daisy – David S. Wills
lie with me – eahba rose
I Found the Flower – Dason Anderson
Big Sur – Nick Meador
Setting Kerouac to Music – David S. Wills
Howl Essay – Michelle Rudolf
One More Year – Amber Cook
Burroughs: The Movie – Tom Cottey
The Zaps – Julie Finch
A Fish With Frog’s Eyes – Kurt Cline
Storming the Reality Studio with Uncle Bill – Matthew Levi Stevens
I’ve Seen That Movie, Too – Giuseppi Martino Buonaiuto