‘On the Road’ Becomes a Movie at Last – The Bay Citizen.

So they sent the actors to “beat camp,” where they heard a recording of an interview with Lu Anne Henderson, Neal Cassady’s wife, and they’ve got Walter Salles (Motorcycle Diaries) directing: they seem to be trying to do a good job of making a film of On The Road. But as the article points out, surely the difficulty of making this movie is that without Kerouac’s prose, On The Road wouldn’t be much of a book. Maybe there is some cinematic equivalent of spontaneous prose; maybe they could film the whole thing in a single take to mimic the way he wrote the whole thing on a single scroll of paper. That might be a bit literal though, and it would take a long time, driving back and forth across the country. But still. Someone should do it.

via Boing Boing.

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