Fox Lorber Films ;
Director Chuck Workman, who documented the life of pop culture icon Andy Warhol in his 1990 film Superstar, here explores the lives, works and influence of four leading lights of the "Beat Generation" of the 1950s: William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. Cutting back and forth between archive footage of his subjects, readings of selections from the three authors by Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper and John Turturro (Cassady was an associate and inspiration to the Beats), and film clips that in both serious and farcical fashion document the impact the Beat culture had on American society, Workman creates a fast-paced collage of sounds and images that attempts to show how the Beats became the dominant counter-cultural movement of the last half of America's 20th Century. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||9cd920df-38c0-fae9-12ba-c30783c15758|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-06 22:18:14PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-26 01:34:48AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-2010.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Turturro, John, 1957-
Beat Productions, Inc.
Burroughs, William S.,1914-1997.
Fox Lorber Films.
WinStar Cinema (Firm)
WinStar TV and Video (Firm)
|available_at_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|detailed_location_salida||SRL Adult DVD|
|display_description||Filmmaker Chuck Workman explores the lives, works and influence of four leading lights of the "Beat Generation" of the 1950s: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady. Cutting back and forth between archival footage of his subjects and readings of selections from the authors' works, he creates a fast-paced collage of images that show how the Beats became the dominant counter-cultural movement of the last half of America's 20th century.|
|local_callnumber_salida||DVD 811.54 SOU|
|owning_library_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|owning_location_salida||Salida Regional Library|
|subject_facet||Beats (Persons) -- Biography|
Burroughs, William S., -- 1914-1997
Ginsberg, Allen, -- 1926-1997
Kerouac, Jack, -- 1922-1969
|title_full||The source [videorecording] / Calliope Films Inc. ; presented by Hiro Yamagata ; written, produced and directed by Chuck Workman|
Burroughs, William S