Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats (Madman Ent) (1984)

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This is the award winning biography of the King of the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac's writings, including his extraordinary novel "On The Road", took American literature to new levels of creativity and in the process inspired unprecedented social and cultural change. Kerouac's life is examined through fascinating rare documentary footage and revealing interviews with some of Kerouac's most famous contemporaries such as Allan Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and William Burroughs. "Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats" is both an accurately detailed documentary and a moving drama. The film begins with Kerouac's Catholic boyhood; captures his development as one of the most important modern American authors; and ends with his self destructive demise at the age of 49.
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Jack Kerouac
Allen Ginsberg
William S. Burroughs
Jack Coulter
Seth Goldstein
Jonah Pearson
John Rousseau
Patrick Turner
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John Antonelli
Duke Ellington
Thelonius Monk
Charles Mingus
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Documentary 1984 74:04 (Case: 73) 576i (PAL) 4
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Main Menu Introduction, Main Menu Audio & Animation, Featurette-Still images of original manuscript of On The Road, Featurette-Clips from documentaries about Ginsberg and Burroughs, Outtakes-From Kerouac's appearance on "Firing Line", Web Links-From Kerouac's appearance on "Firing Line"
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