From a literary wait 6 years to be published …
American writer Jack Kerouac, compositions based on trips transnational writer with friends. This is considered a literary work of post-World War II generation, “Beat” – a generation in love with jazz, love poetry and ham … marijuana.
Youth of the 1950s especially like tourism, trips with them has brought real meaning both the journey of mind. They are not superficial but profound experience filled with emotion. With the Beat generation, go not only to look but also to think away, to contemplate and to live.
Kerouac wrote many drafts before officially finishing work in 1951, however, have to wait until 1957, “On the Road” was not published.
When the book appeared on the market, the New York Times says is the “manifesto of the world’s greatest and shelves Kerouac Kerouac’s Beat Generation icon”. In 1998, “On the Road” was included in the list of 100 English novels of the 20th century Best
The meaning of life and that they really belong anywhere. Beat generation born by the contradictions inherent in each individual and also by contradictions coming from the exterior, from the historical elements and time.
1950s, World War II had just ended happen Cold War, in an atmosphere of peace fake that, the younger generation feels his life seemed meaningless, and they want to find reasons to live there meaning. Between the contradictions and antithetical extremes, Beat generation was born and they dashed off to find answers to the question: “We have to live like?”.
Intrinsic to the definition of “generation Beat” is a very difficult, the researchers American society has many interpretations of this generation, others say it’s generation “tired and depressed” but also someone explain that generations of happiness, freedom ever appear in the United States when they feel very well the value of peace and to live the way you want.
1957, after the book “On the Road” was published, Kerouac wrote to the actor and director famous film in Hollywood at that time was Marlon Brando desire Brando buy back his work to move into a film. In the letter, Kerouac also suggested that he would write the script and the role of Sal Paradise and narrator plays Dean Moriarty should Brando. Kerouac also suggested before the rotation angle for the film that “machine should be placed in the front seat, turning the image of the road looking through the windshield and the scene in the car will see the entire face of the protagonist” .
“All I want from cooperating this time can earn enough for my mother to live comfort in the rest of my life, so I can go around the world to write about the beautiful country as Japan, India, France … I want to be totally relaxed free to write about things that spring to mind and have enough money to help friends when they are in trouble and do not have to worry about my mother ” . Unfortunately, this letter never received a reply.
Paramount Pictures to ask buyers to turn to but for one reason or another that though both sides – producers and writers – all want to cooperate but still can not go to the final result.
In 1969, Kerouac died at age 47. 43 years later, his wish come true when new cinematographic work “On the Road” was first screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
During tens of years, director Francis Ford Coppola – one of the directors of the most influential Hollywood have tried to adapt the work onto film with a series of plans were implemented but ultimately failed because of having at the stage adaptation problem scenarios. Coppola had hired so many writers, but all of them “did not know how to do this work.” Problems that writers face is: The plot is located where?
Finally, Coppola was able to find satisfaction when Walter Salles’s Brazilian director. Salles became the first director of the work turned into “Struggle” is the big screen.
The film tells about the journey across America trio Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund plays), Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) and Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Along the way, they swept into the vortex of sex, alcohol and drugs.
In the film, we see the “makeover” on the acting of the actress in the film “Twilight”, her sizzling scenes stirred before the report from the official movie theaters. A disruptive and passionate Kristen was born, she confessed, “when should stir, I stir my best.”
However, perhaps because already waited too long and the critics have put too many expectations on work that “On the Road” did not receive the acclamations of praise, most of the critics are saying film not impressed. Though the three main actors of the film are people who love literature “On the Road,” but they still do not do flashed “spark” that people see appear in the novel, “it does not convey the spirit liberal book, “Pilgrim said Film page.