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55 years later, Kerouac novel finally is a movie

55 years later, Kerouac novel finally is a movie | The Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia, Missouri

Fifty-five years after its publication, Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” finally is burning on the big screen.

Marlon Brando, Jean-Luc Godard and Brad Pitt have all circled the classic 1957 novel over the past six decades, but Walter Salles’ adaptation is the first to actually get made. . . .

“On the Road” premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, far away from the American roads crisscrossed by Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, the characters modeled on Kerouac and Neal Cassady, respectively.

Read about all the work that went into making an accurate re-creation of the early days of the Beat generation.