Big Sur

Big Sur

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In an attempt to heal from the deterioration caused by the pressures of sudden fame and too much alcohol, famous Beat author Jack Kerouac escapes to an isolated, mist-shrouded cabin in the primitive landscape of the Big Sur woods. Instead of finding the peace he desires, he is foiled once again by his own inner demons and sets off on a visceral collision course of paranoia, sex, delirium tremens, misery and madness.
Branch Call Number: DVD BIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Apr 27, 2019

Glad I watched. Saved me from wasting precious reading time on drivel. I'm not a fan of stream of altered-consciousness writing. I commend the film maker for capturing the consciousness of a troubled writer.

I had Kerouac's works on my to read list for quite some time. I thought this intro to his work would inspire me, but instead it just put me off. Much like having tortured myself with reading Hunter Thompson before watching, "Where the Buffalo Rome." (Let's get drunk but not in who could at that point).

Feb 20, 2019

The cinemtography is brilliant. I have been to Big Sur, and it is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. I loved the characters, the art, the recitations of passages of the book. "And it will be golden and eternal just like that." Excellent!

Sep 15, 2016

What a bummer. The actors seemingly did a good job of visually representing their characters. "Kill your heroes"? Yeah, sure; but I'd rather reread the book. Problem is, now I'll have the memory of this debacle as a focus and lose the joy of it.... And is this a true image of the actual people? If so - so what? Leave my imagination alone. Viewer beware.

Jan 27, 2015

Depressing, dark movie! Not much saving grace there! Some characters were good. As a whole, though, not that good.

aaa5756 Jun 05, 2014

A Very Slow Moving Movie Very predictable. Very boring movie and Disappointing.

6ATE4are May 28, 2014

Boring smoking and drinking

kevfarley May 23, 2014

A drunken' mish mash. Lots of storm n' drang,..but not much elucidation of creativity. Boozy partying doesn't seem as 'beat' or unconventional as it used to !


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aaa5756 Jun 05, 2014

One word can sum up this movie DUMB.


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aaa5756 Jun 05, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy


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