Archive for the ‘On The Road’ Category
Thanks to Mr Hedlund we had the confirmation that On The Road will be out on US only in March, instead opening this weekend as first planned.
So, the U.S. trailer for “On The Road” was released yesterday. Watch it below:
“On The Road” will hit theaters next December 21st.
Last night Amy attended the “On The Road” screening at the AFI festival, rocking the red carpet in a Dolce & Gabbana dress joined by her partner Darren Le Gallo. You can check the first batch of HQ pictures in our gallery:
I have quite a treat for you today. I have up 115 beautiful blu-ray quality screen captures of Amy’s cameo on “On The Road”. The movie is out in basically everywhere but USA – which will be out only next December 21st – but you can already have the DVD, which will be launched tomorrow on Amazon.fr on DVD and Blu-Ray. So if you didn’t see it yet and can’t wait, pre-order your copy right now!
The lack of Amy appearances on mostly promotional pictures and trailers was the hint we need she did only a cameo. But a wonderful one, she has no more than 10 minutes in the whole movie but really worth watching. Check the previews below, and full screen captures in our gallery:
Vanity Fair did a round of interviews during Toronto International Film Festival, and here’s the one they did with Amy:
With the announcement that On the Road will be a special presentation at TIFF, a new teaser trailer has been released for US audiences:
So TIFF announced their schedule for this year’s festival. Check it:
The Master – Special Presentation
Friday September 7 – Princess of Wales – 9:00 PM
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Oh The Road – Special Presentation
Thursday September 6 – Ryerson Theatre – 9:00 PM
For additional TIFF information, click here
To get festival tickets, go here. No words if Amy will be attending it.
I came across some new promotional HQ pictures of “On The Road” today and have added to the gallery. Also, the released poster for “Trouble With The Curve”. Check it:
A new trailer for “On The Road” has been released yesterday. Check it:
So, Cannes is over and as expected Amy didn’t attended the premiere last May 23. She wasn’t announced so my hopes of a surprise appearance was very low.
The movie got mixed reviews, not by the performances – every single actor got high reviews by their acting – but mostly because the movie is very faithful to the book. Go figure…
Within the next few months, the film will come out in a number of other countries, including Brazil (June), Sweden (July), Denmark (August), the UK (September), Australia (October), and Argentina (November). IFC Films / Sundance Selects will distribute On the Road in North America, though a specific release date hasn’t been announced yet.
Many filmmakers have attempted to adapt Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel “On The Road” over the years, but Walter Salles is the guy who finally wrestled it up onto the screen. It is a largely successful attempt to bring the book to life, and it follows the same sort of episodic rhythm that Salles utilized so well in “The Motorcycle Diaries.” While I would not call it a towering accomplishment, it is far more successful than I would have expected knowing the source material.
It would be interesting to take all of the films that exist that deal with the Beat Generation and the various characters who defined the era and look at how these people have been interpreted though various artistic filters. After all, “On The Road” was Kerouac’s biography, but through a very thin filter of fiction. He renamed people, turning himself into Sal Paradise, the novel’s narrator, while he turned the charming and charismatic Neal Cassady into the iconic Dean Moriarty. Cronenberg’s adaptation of “Naked Lunch” used a similar device, taking the unfilmable William Burroughs novel and turning it into a film that is as much about the writing of the book as the book itself. We’ve seen films like “Howl” and “The Sheltering Sky” tackle the era and the figures who wrote those remarkable works, and there are, of course, plenty of documentaries that also tackle the era, giving these people a chance to make a case for their own place in cultural history. The result is that we’ve got a pretty dense tapestry of material to choose from now if we want to try to understand what it was like to both create these works and to live in an era where they were fresh and causing major cultural shifts.
“On The Road” does not feel like a dry history lesson, nor is it overly reverent toward its subjects. Instead, Salles, working with screenwriter Jose Rivera, managed to make something that has a pulse of its own, and that’s due in no small part to the casting of Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley as Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise. They have a strong, easy chemistry that pays off over the course of the film, and it provides a solid base upon which the rest of the film is built.