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Howl
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James Franco

James Franco

Allen Ginsberg
Todd Rotondi

Todd Rotondi

Jack Kerouac
Jon Prescott

Jon Prescott

Neal Cassady
Aaron Tveit

Aaron Tveit

Peter Orlovsky
David Strathairn

David Strathairn

Ralph McIntosh
Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

Jake Ehrlich
Andrew Rogers

Andrew Rogers

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban

Judge Clayton Horn


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Howl

1 year, 2 months ago at May 21 19:37
Using the titular poem as a Launchpad, Howl is an ode to one of the most groundbreaking works of literature, a poem who took preconceived notions of style, voice and form in poetry and blasted them into the stratosphere. Narrowing in on a life as varied and richly lived as Allen Ginsberg’s was probably one of the smartest ideas the filmmakers had, as was casting James Franco, yet I couldn’t he... read more

One giant unique film

3 years, 2 months ago at May 13 17:02
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Maybe this should have been James Franco's other Oscar nomination. This movie has very edgy writing. I expected the writing to be very good, because it is about a poem. The performances were, well top notch obviously just look at the cast. It actually surprised me how great it actually was. Yes I was expecting it to be great, but it threw me off a little. You have 4 things going on during the movi... read more
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Description: James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg - poet, counter-culture adventurer and chronicler of the Beat Generation. In his famously confessional, leave-nothing-out style, Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless and electrifying work of his career, the poem HO ... (more)
Release date: 27 August 2010
Drama (12), Glbt (9), 2010 (8), Courtroom Drama (7), 2010s (6), Biopic (6), Censorship (6), Poetry (6), Writers (6), Beat Generation (5), 1950s (5), Berlinale (4), Usa (4), Biography (3), San Francisco (2), Well Made (1), Queer (1), Berlinale 2010 (1), Legal (1), Poets (1)
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Howl

“Using the titular poem as a Launchpad, Howl is an ode to one of the most groundbreaking works of literature, a poem who took preconceived notions of style, voice and form in poetry and blasted them into the stratosphere. Narrowing in on a life as varied and richly lived as Allen Ginsberg’s was probably one of the smartest ideas the filmmakers had, as was casting James Franco, yet I couldn’t help but feel as if parts of Howl were undercooked or too literal.

Howl traces through the early artistic life of Ginsberg in brief patches, covering in quick succession his first meeting with Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady and his beginnings in poetic verse. We see in black-and-white footage throughout the film the first public reading of an early version of “Howl” and the obscenity t” read more

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