Monday, March 2, 2009

March 2: On Movies

Today's Kerouaction

For today the assigned Kerouaction is to watch a movie. But not just any old movie. You are to watch a movie that Jack watched, and on the same date as he did (only this will be 2009, not 1948).

You have two movie choices. You can either watch Diamond Jim (1935) starring Edward Arnold, or The Spoilers (1942) starring Marlene Dietrich. According to Douglas Brinkley's Jack Kerouac: Windblown World (2004), Jack watched both of these on March 2, 1948 in New York City.

During his trip a blonde in the subway tried to make him but "like a fool" he "didn't check on it" (p. 57). If you get hit on during your trip to the theater or video store, don't be a fool!

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