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The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999)

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
Jack Kerouac
Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper
William S. Burroughs
John Turturro John Turturro
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg
Philip Glass Philip Glass
Robert Creeley Robert Creeley
Ann Charters Ann Charters
George Steade George Steade

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Description: Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic interpretations of the work of these three writers, and the film chronicles their friendships, their arrival into American consciousness, their travels, frequent parodies, Kerouac's death, and Ginsberg's politicization. Their movement connects with bebop, John Cage's music, abstract expressionism, and living theater. In recent interviews, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kesey, Ferlinghetti, Mailer, Jerry Garcia, Tom Hayden, Gary Snyder, Ed Sanders, and other ... (more)
UPC: 720917522524
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