Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Kerouac-inspired film: The Long Dumb Road



Keep your eyes peeled for The Long Dumb Road, a film inspired by Kerouac's On The Road. I can't really vouch for the film because I haven't seen it, but it may be worth checking out. Here's a snippet from Deadline Hollywood about it:
The Long Dumb Road came out of a road trip a friend of filmmaker Hannah Fidell had taken some years back. The friend was obsessed with the Jack Kerouac classic novel, On The Road, so set out for a life experience and along the way befriended a drifter while en route to Los Angeles.
Here's a link to the entire article (scroll to the end): https://deadline.com/2018/11/ballad-of-buster-scruggs-release-in-a-relationship-chef-flynn-el-angel-specialty-box-office-preview-1202498517/. The film got 6.9/10 on IMDB and 76% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it probably doesn't suck.

What's not to love about a decent road/buddy movie?

1 comment:

Kurt Phaneuf said...

I'll keep an eye out for the film, Rick--there's something of the DIY ethos described in the article that I think sounds promising...