“To do justice to the book, we sometimes had to diverge from it. A little bit like a jazz-musician who lets go of the melody only to find it all the better later on.” Perfectionist Walter Salles worked on the film adaptation of On the Road with heart and soul. It is one of the most influential books of post-war North-American culture.
In Cannes, On the Road was deemed too light to win any awards. The film, based on the infamous Beat novel by Jack Kerouac is neither spectacular nor unforgettable, but nevertheless compels admiration. With skill, passion, and insight, the Brazilian aesthete and king of road movies Walter Salles has translated the spiritual sex, drugs, jazz, and literature travels of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty into beautiful images. (Continue)
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