Big Sur

Big Sur

DVD - 2014
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Based on the 1962 novel by American literary icon Jack Kerouac, Big Sur recounts the events surrounding Kerouacs three brief sojourns to a cabin in Bixby Canyon, Big Sur, owned by Kerouacs friend and fellow Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The story departs from Kerouacs previous fictionalized autobiographical series in that the self inspired character is shown as a popular, published author Kerouacs previous works are restricted to depicting Kerouacs days as a bohemian traveller. Across Kerouacs subsequent trips to Big Sur and interleaved lifestyle in San Francisco, he drunkenly embarrasses Neal by introducing Billie to Neals wife, cannot emotionally provide for the increasingly demanding Billie, and finds himself increasingly unable to integrate into suburban life. Kerouacs inner turmoil culminates in his nervous breakdown during his third journey to Big Sur, which serves as his farewell to the beat generation.
Publisher: Australia, Curious Films, Distributed by Pinnacle Films Pty Ltd.,, ©2014.
Characteristics: 1 DVD-video (81 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.

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amy_eighttrack
Sep 15, 2016

What a bummer. The actors seemingly did a good job of visually representing their characters. "Kill your heroes"? Yeah, sure; but I'd rather reread the book. Problem is, now I'll have the memory of this debacle as a focus and lose the joy of it.... And is this a true image of the actual people? If so - so what? Leave my imagination alone. Viewer beware.

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ilovewhippets
Jan 27, 2015

Depressing, dark movie! Not much saving grace there! Some characters were good. As a whole, though, not that good.

aaa5756 Jun 05, 2014

A Very Slow Moving Movie Very predictable. Very boring movie and Disappointing.

6ATE4are May 28, 2014

Boring smoking and drinking

kevfarley May 23, 2014

A drunken' mish mash. Lots of storm n' drang,..but not much elucidation of creativity. Boozy partying doesn't seem as 'beat' or unconventional as it used to !

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aaa5756 Jun 05, 2014

One word can sum up this movie DUMB.

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aaa5756 Jun 05, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

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