Thursday, February 03, 2011

Coppola Takes It "On The Road"

Sneak Peek the first images from "On The Road", director Walter Salles' film adaptation of author Jack Kerouac's novel "On The Road", starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Amy Adams.

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, on a $25 million budget, the story is based on the years Kerouac spent traveling America in the 1940's with his friend 'Neal Cassady' and several other figures who would go onto fame in their own right, including William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.

"On the Road", written by Kerouac in 1951, was eventually published in 1957. The largely autobiographical work, is often considered a defining work of the postwar 'Beat Generation' that was inspired by jazz, poetry, and drugs.

Salles' 'guerilla shoot' started August 2010, in Montreal, Quebec, then to Gatineau, Quebec, with the city standing in for Denver, Colorado, circa 1947. Production then moved to Calgary, Alberta, with additional scenes lensed in Argentina, Mexico, New Orleans, Arizona and San Francisco.

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