Friday, September 24, 2010

1424 - Howl

I had a good friend in highschool that introduced me to Ginsberg, so the material is pretty familiar. And I'm the type that knows I'm not intelligent enough to really grasp all that's going on inside of his masterpiece, and that's kind of what the film is about - how to make sense of a work like Howl. As soon as Franco opens his mouth he IS Allen Ginsberg. I really hope his performance gets recognized in some form. This is absolutely not a film for everyone, it's pretty unconventional but at the same time I think this is about the best you can do for an adaptation of this work that also serves a bit as an autobiography. If you're a Ginsberg fan this is a no-brainer.

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