Wednesday, May 25, 2011

On The Road poster released!

According to EntertainmentWise, this is the first release of a poster to advertise the film version of On The Road.

I approve. So far so good (with the exception of some of the casting, but I am going to be open-minded until I see the film).

On The Road to be released Dec. 10

I just read (on Access Hollywood) that the film version of On The Road will be released December 10.

That is the day before my birthday, and happens to be on a Friday, so I know what I'll be doing and who's paying for it!

Where will you be watching it?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Is the word "zombie" in On The Road?

I just read a post (click here to read it) that says this is a quote from On The Road:
Everyone feels like a zombie, somewhere at the end of the night, the great Dracula figure of modern disintegration and madness, the devil if you will, is running the whole thing.

While it doesn't ring a bell and a quick scan of my copy didn't reveal it, I am willing to be convinced. Can someone point me to the chapter?

(Note to self: This is one good reason to own a Kindle or like device so I can search Kerouac's works for specific references.)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

On The Road still waiting for a U.S. deal

Film companies around the world have already picked up Walter Salles' big screen adaptation of On The Road (click here for a list), but no U.S. company has bought it yet!

Who do I need to call?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Kerouac items at NY Public Library

If you're in NYC, you might want to check out the New York Public Library's free exhibit starting Saturday called "Celebrating 100 Years." It features Jack Kerouac's harmonica, pair of glasses, rolling papers and pipe along with other rare and/or bizarre items (e.g., a lock of Mary Shelley's hair).

Click here for more info.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Looney Tunes

Crystal and I were out kayaking Saturday afternoon on the Cobbosseecontee Stream in West Gardiner, Maine, when she caught this loon serenade. Watch the whole thing. It's awesome.

Please feel free to share the link with friends.

What's the connection to Jack? Nature, man, nature.