‘Big Sur’ Film Review

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“…all over America, high school and college kids thinking, ‘Jack Kerouac is 26 years old and on the road all the time hitch hiking’…while there I am almost 40 years old, bored and jaded…” ~ Big Sur I waited a long time to read Big Sur. In fact, I only… Continue reading

‘Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats’ Film Review

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Jack Kerouac‘s mythology often precedes him. It’s a lot to unravel, and everyone needs an entry point. Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats couldn’t be better for the job. You’ll notice the famous voice from all those PBS Ken Burns documentaries (Peter Coyote) making the connections between Kerouac’s own words… Continue reading

‘Salinger’ Film Review

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“By being out of the picture, he is in the picture.” – Jack Wenke, Writer There are a few “notoriously reclusive” people in the public consciousness. Among them are: Howard Hughes (subject of The Aviator), Thomas Pynchon (Gravity’s Rainbow), Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird),… Continue reading

The Entertainment Industry: It’s Not All Glitz, Glamour, and Red Carpets

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Every January the awards season kicks off, beginning with the Golden Globes. Then we make our way to the SAG Awards, The Grammys, The Oscars, and later on, The Tonys and The Emmys. These are it is safe to say, the major ceremonies broadcast throughout the year that we eagerly… Continue reading

Bukowski Animated Interview: the Gift of a Crappy Life, Quitting the Post Office & Writing the Next Line

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Quoted, the content studio behind the PBS animated interview series Blank on Blank, has released a new video, this time for HarperCollins. Charles Bukowski is animated from audio captured in 1993, a year before his death, during a recording session for the “best of” anthology collection ‘Run With The Hunted: A… Continue reading

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Friends Hanging Out in New York City in 1959 (Video)

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Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac & Friends in New York in 1959 There’s no shortage of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg video footage, but most of it comes in the form of interviews. Those videos can give you a lot of insight into the two beat writers, but there’s something even… Continue reading

Watch The Mindscape of Alan Moore Documentary (2005)

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Today, November 18, 2013, is graphic novelist Alan Moore’s 60th birthday. To celebrate, here is the documentary The Mindscape of Alan Moore, available online in full for free. English writer Alan Moore is most notably the author of works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Moore started… Continue reading

Watch ‘Born Into This,’ a Charles Bukowski Documentary (2003)

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The documentary “Born Into This” explores the life of writer Charles Bukowski. Continue reading

Watch the Henry Miller Documentary Asleep and Awake

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American author Henry Miller (1891 – 1980), was a breakthrough writer, forming his own unique literary voice, filled with honesty, surrealism, and detail-obsessed observation. His most famous works, Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn and The Rosy Crucifixion (Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus) trilogy were all banned in the… Continue reading

The Story of Barfly, the Only Movie Charles Bukowski Ever Wrote

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Charles Bukowski didn’t like the movies, and yet he wrote one, entitled Barfly, which you can watch here. “I believe that most people see too many movies,” Bukowski wrote in The Captain is Out to Lunch. “And certainly the critics. When they say that a movie is great, they mean… Continue reading