on the road trailer
i’m embarrased to say that i have not read jack kerouac’s on the road. i’ve started it 2 or 3 times, but put it down for various reasons. it’s not because i wasn’t enjoying it; it’s more or less because i lose interest in books quickly. it’s a habit i’ve been trying to break since i was in school. after watching the trailer for the upcoming film, i think it’s finally time to finish the book. i’m sure diehard kerouac fans are going to hate the film, but i think the trailer looks good. i love that the filmmakers included the quote below. i’m sure you’ve seen it before.
the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “awww!”
good trivia: in 1957, kerouac wrote a letter to marlon brando asking him to buy the rights to on the road and turn it into a movie with brando and kerouac as the leads. brando never responded.