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Books  About  Beat  Cinema

Mad To Be Saved   "Mad To Be Saved: The Beats, The '50s & Film" [1998]
by David Sterritt

SIU Press 9¼x6¼ pb [9/98] for $22.40
Naked Lens  "Naked Lens: Beat Cinema" [1997]
by Jack Sargeant

'a stunning piece of scholarship'
Soft Skull Press 8½x5½ pb [2009] for $13.97
Creation Books 9½x6¾ pb [5/2002] out of print/used
Creation Publng 9*frac12x6½ hardcover [6/97] out of print/used




Movies  About  The  Beats
{ in alphabetical order }

"Barfly" [Cannon/Zoetrope Dec 1987]
Barfly movie poster  Directed by Barbet Schroeder; script by beat poet Charles Bukowski; starring Mickey Rourke & Faye Dunaway
Warner color VHS [9/2002] for $14.95
Warner widescreen DVD [9/2002] for $17.38
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"Beat" [video release April 2000]
Beat 2000  An account of the events in Mexico in 1951 between Bill Burroughs, his wife Joan Vollmer, Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr and others that resulted in the accidental (maybe) shooting death of Joan Written & directed by Gary Walkow; starring Kiefer Sutherland, Courtney Love, Norman Reedus, Ron Livingston & Daniel Martínez
Lions Gate widescreen DVD [10/2002] for $22.49
full credits from IMDb

"Beat Angel: The Spirit of Kerouac" [indep 2006]
Beat Angel / Spirit of Kerouac  Co-produced, co-written & directed by Randy Allred;
starring Vincent Balestri, Frank Tabbita, Lisa Niemi &
Amy Humphrey
self-published color DVD [10/2006] for $24.95
full credits from IMDbofficial filmsite

"The Beat Experience" CD-ROM [1996]
Presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art
Voyager book & CD-ROM [3/96] for $39.95

"The Beat Generation" [1959]
hokey exploitation flick produced by Albert Zugsmith, with cameos by
Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong, 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom & Vampira; filmed in Cinemascope
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"The Beat Generation: An American Dream"
[1987 documentary]
Beat Generation / American Dream video  Produced & directed by Janet Forman; hosted by Steve Allen
Fox Lorber VHS [9/98] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb

"Beat Girl" [1961]
Beat Girl video  British B-movie melodrama, partly filmed among the beatnik 'caves' of London.
Co-written & directed by Edmond T. Gréville; co-written by Dail Ambler; starring Gillian Hills, Noëlle Adam, Adam Faith, Shirley Anne Field, Nigel Green, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee & Carol White
Red Distrbn widescreen b&w DVD [10/2003] for $17.97
Victory Multimedia b&w VHS [3/92] for $9.49
Kino Video b&w VHS [11/2001] for $18.95
full credits at IMDb

"Beat Poets Box Set" [1999]
Beat Poets videos  Performances by Burroughs, Corso, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg,
Kerouac, Manzarek & McClure

Mystic Fire color VHS [3/99] 5 tapes - out of prodn/used
not listed at IMDb

"The Beatniks" [1960]
The Beatniks 1960 video  Co-written & directed by Paul Frees
Gotham Disrtbn DVD [1/2004] for $6.98
Englewood b&w VHS [11/98] for $17.99
full credits at IMDb

"Book of The Blues" [2001 short]
Adapted {from "San Francisco Blues"} & directed by Lochlan Shelfer
video/DVD not available; credits at IMDb

"Bukowski At Bellevue" [1995]
Bukowski at Bellevue film  Recently-discovered student documentary footage of Hank Bukowski's 1970 performance/reading at Bellevue Community College in Washington State
Screen Edge b&w DVD [7/2004] for $17.99
credits at IMDb

"Bukowski: Born Into This"
[Magnolia May 2004]
Born Into This documentary  documentary film about beat poet Charles Bukowski;
directed by John Dullaghan
Magnolia color DVD [4/2006] for $17.99
full credits from IMDbdistributor's page
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"Couch" [1964]
Directed by Andy Warhol; performances by Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac,
Gerard Malanga, Taylor Mead, Billy Name & Ondine; sparse info at IMDb

"Crazy Love" [Belgium 1987]
aka "L'Amour Est un Chien de l'Enfer" or 'Love Is A Dog From Hell'
Crazy Love movie  Directed & co-written by Dominique Deruddere; based on several stories by Charles Bukowski; starring Josse De Pauw & Geert Hunaerts
W.E.A. color DVD [10/2004] for $17.96
full credits from IMDb

"Factotum" [Norway 2005, USA Aug 2006]
Factotum movie poster  Produced, co-written & directed by Bent Hamer of Norway; adapted from Charles Bukowski's novel; starring Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens, Marisa Tomei, Didier Flamand, Adrienne Shelley & Karen Young
IFCfilm color DVD [12/2006] for $21.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie websites: U.S.A. & U.K.

"Finding Jack Kerouac" [indep 2002]
Finding Jack Kerouac video  Written & directed by Jeff Lyon; starring Randall Sims, Christopher Lapish & Noelle Manuel
order DVD [10/2005] via FilmBaby for $15.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie website

"Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets"
[M.V.D. Ent. March 2008]
Gang of Souls Beat Poets documentary film by Maria Beatty  Produced, written & directed by Maria Beatty; featuring
William S. Burroughs, Diane Di Prima, Marianne Faithfull,
Allen Ginsberg, Richard Hell, Lydia Lunch & Henry Rollins
Bleu Productions color DVD [3/2008] for $17.99
full credits at IMDb

"Heart Beat" [Orion 1980]
Heart Beat  Carolyn Cassady's memoir about her life with Jack Kerouac & Neal Cassady; directed by John Byrum; starring Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek & John Heard
Warner widescreen color DVD [6/2009] for $19.99
Warner color VHS [1/93] for $9.99
full credits from IMDb
"Heart Beat: My Life With Jack & Neal" [1976] by Carolyn Cassady
Creative Arts pb [7/76] out of print/used

"I'd Rather Be Thin Than Famous: Jack Kerouac & His Legacy"
[year unknown]
video not available; credits from IMDb

"Jack Kerouac's America" [1984]
Produced & directed by John Antonelli

"Jack Kerouac's Road: A Franco-American Odyssey" [1988]
Jack Kerouac's Road 1988 movie  Produced by the National Film Board of Canada
Kultur Video color VHS [7/99] for $19.95
full credits from IMDb

"Kerouac, The Movie" [1984]
Kerouac 1984 movie  Produced, co-written & directed by John Antonelli
Mystic Fire b&w/color VHS [9/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"Kill Your Darlings" [Sony Pictures Classics Oct 2013? release]  
Announced 11/2011: New biopic co-produced, co-written & directed by John Krokidas that revolves around the relationship between poet Allen Ginsberg, author Jack Kerouac, and fellow original Beatnik Lucien Carr, during the latter's trial for murder. Jesse Eisenberg, Chris Evans & Ben Whishaw were originally attached to portray the trio, but have since dropped out. Daniel Radcliffe {of "Harry Potter" fame} is now signed to portray Ginsberg; co-starring Elizabeth Olsen, Dane DeHaan {as Carr}, Jack Huston {as Kerouac}, Ben Foster {as William Burroughs} • DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • latest info at IMDb

"The Last Time I Committed Suicide"
[Kushner-Locke June 1997]
Last Time I Committed Suicide  Based on a letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac
Written & directed by Stephen T. Kay; starring Thomas Jane, Claire Forlani, Gretchen Mol & Keanu Reeves
Universal color DVD [9/2005] for $5.99
Universal color VHS [4/98] for $2.00 {sic}
Blue Note soundtrack CD [7/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"The Life & Times of Allen Ginsberg"
[Feb 1994; re-release Aug 2004]
Life & Times of Allen Ginsberg documentary  Documentary about beat poet Allen Ginsberg;
directed by Jerry Aronson; won IDA Award 1993
New Yorker Films color DVD [7/2007] for $24.95
First Run Features color VHS [4/99] out of prodn/used
institutional purchase of 2-disk DVD
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Lowell Blues: The Words of Jack Kerouac"
[30-min. 2003 docufilm]
Lowell Blues  by Henry Ferrini
Henry Ferrini website
purchase video by mail for $35

"Neal Cassady" [I.F.C. airdate May 2008]
Neal Cassady movie  Written & directed by Noah Buschel; starring Tate Donovan {as Neal Cassady}, Glenn Fitzgerald {as Jack Kerouac}, Chris Bauer {as Ken Kesey}, Amy Ryan, Yehuda Duenyas {as Allen Ginsberg}, Hanna Hall, Josh Hamilton, Brendan Sexton III, Liza Weil, Merritt Wever, Stephen Adly Guirgis & Paz de la Huerta
video/DVD not available • full credits at IMDb

"On The Road" Project
[American Zoetrope/United Artists for release in 2012?]
Produced by Francis Coppola; to be directed by Walter Salles; latest info from IMDb

"On The Road with Jack Kerouac" [1990]
Antonelli documentary on Jack Kerouac  also known as "Jack Kerouac: King of The Beats";
produced & directed by John Antonelli
Goldhil Media color DVD [4/2003] for $22.46
Goldhil Media color VHS [11/2001] for $19.95
Active Home Video VHS [6/90] out of stock/used
not listed at IMDb

"One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur"
[indep release April 2008]
Kerouac's Big Sur documentary film  A documentary look at the summer of 1960, when Jack Kerouac retreated to Lawrence Ferlinghetti's remote cabin in the wilds south of Monterey, California – a time that formed the basis for Kerouac's 1962 novel "Big Sur". Co-produced & directed by Curt Worden; featuring Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joyce Johnson, David Amram, Sterling Lord, Michael McClure, Carolyn Cassady, John Allen Cassady, Jami Cassady, Donal Logue, Tom Waits, Sam Shepard, Robert Hunter, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, John Ventimiglia, S.E. Hinton, Aram Saroyan, Amber Tamblyn, Erik Bauersfeld, Dar Williams, Diamond Dave Whitaker, Benjamin Gibbard, Jay Farrar, Sage Francis, Brenda Knight, Jack Hirschman, Dana Godbe, Herbert Gold, John Tytell, Bill Morgan & Paul Marion
video/DVD not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Poetry In Motion" [Canada Sept 1982]
Poetry In Motion  Directed by Ron Mann; participants include Burroughs, Bukowski, Ginsberg, McClure, Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Tom Waits & Anne Waldman
Public Media color DVD [7/2002] for $17.96
full credits from IMDb

"Pull My Daisy" [1958]
Pull My Daisy 1959 movie  Written by Jack Kerouac; directed by Robert Frank & Alfred Leslie
Narration by Jack Kerouac, starring Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso
& Peter Orlovsky
VHS video no longer available online from Fog City
full credits from IMDb

"The Source" [1999 P.B.S. documentary]
The Source video  Written, produced & directed by Chuck Workman; starring Johnny Depp [as Kerouac], John Turturro [as Ginsberg] & Dennis Hopper [as Burroughs]
Fox Lorber DVD [7/2000] out of prodn/used
Fox Lorber VHS [5/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"The Subterraneans" [M.G.M. June 1960]
Directed by Ranald MacDougall; based on the Kerouac novel; starring George Peppard
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"Tales of Ordinary Madness"
[Italy 1981; dubbed US release 1983]
Tales of Ordinary Madness movie  Directed by Marco Ferreri; based on the book of stories {below}
by Charles Bukowski; starring Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti &
Susan Tyrrell
Image Ent. widescreen color DVD [2/99] out of stock/used
Image Ent. widescreen color VHS [2/99] out of stock/used
Warner color VHS [2/99] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
"Tales of Ordinary Madness" [stories 1984]
by beat poet Charles Bukowski;
City Lights Books 8x5¼ pb [1/84] for $9.72

"The Third Mind" [indep release 2000]
The Third Mind video documentary by William Tyler Smith   The combined mindsets of Manzarak & McClure performing together produce a 'third mind'. Written, directed & filmed by William Tyler Smith; featuring Ray Manzarek & Michael McClure, with appearances by Jim Carroll, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Allen Ginsberg
Oglio Records color DVD [6/2006] for $17.99
full credits at IMDb

"West Coast: Beat & Beyond"
[60-minute documentary 1984]
Produced & directed by Chris Felver; narrated by Allen Ginsberg
video/DVD not available; no info at IMDb

"What Happened To Kerouac?"
[1985 documentary]
What Happened To Kerouac 1985 movie   Initial concept by Malcolm Hart; co-produced & co-directed
by Lewis MacAdams, co-directed by Richard Lerner
Sony b&w/color DVD [8/2003] for $13.99
Winstar VHS [9/98] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb



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