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'beat angel' the movie......hmmmm

Posted to WritersAndGenres

A soon to be released movie 'beat angel' purports to be "a film about the spirit of Jack Kerouac" and a news clipping on their website declares "a Kerouac so real its eerie". I am deeply sceptical...Kerouac was a writer and in the past very little has been gained (maybe much lost?) by movies attempting to represent writers, their work and their lives. If you want to find out about Kerouac's spirit you'll find it in the books, letters and occasionally in the biographies. Maybe it is a good movie but by attaching itself to Kerouac the benefit is a one way street.