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not the greatest

Posted to WritersAndGenres

Saw it in the theatres when it came out. Not that great. You can rent it - out on video, maybe DVD. "The Source" - Chuck Workman's flick. John Turturro (doing Howl) playing Ginsberg?? Dennis Hopper as Burroughs... hmmm... as I recall, there's some stuff at the end where students at Naropa are reading poetry. In general, a lot of the same stuff you may have seen already in better documentaries. Go rent "What Ever Happened To Kerouac?", that's a good one. Deals primarily with Jack, but you get to see a lot of Gregory Corso, John Clellon Holmes, Jack reading with Steve Allen playing behind him. Some really good stuff.