Friday, September 19, 2008

Jazz, Poetry, and Drugs: The Movie

Like all good teenage, hipster wannabes, my favorite book in high school was On the Road. I remember hearing about a possible film adaptation then (I think Joel "Batman and Robin" Schumacher was attached at that point) and thinking, "No way, man! How could film, like, capture the nuance of Beat in its written form?"

I basically still think the same thing, which seems to the general consensus: the meandering, prose-laden tome is probably unfilmable. If anybody's up to the task, though, it just might be Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles, who the Screening Room confirms is actually planning on adapting it as his next project. Thoughts?

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