Garrett at the after party. Photo belongs to Gerald Nicosia.

Rick Dale at the Daily Beat has posted a great interview with Gerry Nicosia, the Kerouac biographer who was brought in by Walter during the Beatnik boot camp. The interview is about his reactions to seeing On the Road on the big screen, attending Cannes, and being a guest at the after party. It’s an interesting read and definitely worth checking out – Memories of Cannes: An Interview with Gerald Nicosia (including a mini-review of On The Road)

Here’s an excerpt from his review of the film:

Garrett Hedlund’s performance as Neal is simply great—unless Sir Lawrence Olivier comes back from the grave to make a surprise appearance, Garrett should get an Oscar for that performance. Finally, we have a Neal Cassady on the screen who is not a caricature. His performance is nuanced in every way. Yes, he is sex-mad, his body moves as if plugged into a thousand-volt line, but we also see a vulnerable Neal, a lonely Neal, a pained and anguished Neal, a profoundly needy Neal (shades of Brando in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE), and a tender Neal. We see a man with a big hole of loss at the center of his life, which is how it was in real life for him. Salles focuses on his missing father (because you can’t focus on a lot of different things in a two-hour movie), but Neal was equally traumatized by the absence of a mother for almost his entire life. When Jack finally rejects Neal at the end, it will have a lot of people crying—not an emotion we expect to get from Neal Cassady.

Source

The Daily Beat's Interview with Gerry Nicosia About Cannes & OTR
Laura
02 Jun, 2012


The first one is a scan from the newest issue of People Magazine and was taken at Cannes.

And the second is from the second unit road trip.

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Two New Pictures
Laura
02 Jun, 2012


When they stopped in Nashville, Garrett’s friend, Travis Nicholson, joined the road trip. Travis was Garrett’s assistant on Country Strong and had a small part in the movie as a stagehand.

Na Estrada posted another picture from the road trip from the collection Walter gave them. They have Travis identified wrong and I just verified with Garrett that I wasn’t going insane and it’s really Travis lol.

One more exclusive picture from Walter Salles’ collection. Every time that the Hudson’s engine had a problem, the OTR second unit crew had to make it work and, either learn to fix the car at all costs or wait for the tow. In this difficult times, the production assistant Travis McAfee Nicholson grabbed his guitar and entertained the crew playing Neil Young covers. In the picture, Travis and Garret. Picture by Walter Salles.

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Road Trip Picture of Garrett and Travis
Laura
31 May, 2012




Rising in Cannes:
The 13 Standout Actors and Directors at the Film Festival

 

Cannes always has its official winners—this year’s Palme d’Or went to Michael Haneke’s Amour—yet what makes it interesting is not only its competition. It’s finding those actors and filmmakers who leave the festival on the rise. Here are a baker’s dozen of those who helped make Cannes’s 65th anniversary exciting.

 

Not everybody liked On the Road, Walter Salles’s nicely turned but staid adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s celebration of the search for the great It, but almost everyone loved Garrett Hedlund’s (above right) performance as Dean Moriarty, the charismatic, sociopathic, lady-and-lad killer whose free spirit makes him an über-Beatnik. After being caught in clunkers like TRON: Legacy and Country Strong, he wowed Cannes audiences with a manly physicality and rich baritone so rare in young American actors. (He could be the next Heath Ledger.) As one Hollywood-wise L.A. critic said, “He’ll be getting roles off this performance for years.”

 

Source via @purplefair  - Kristen was also named one of the breakout performances.

Vogue Names 13 Standout Performances From Cannes
Laura
30 May, 2012


Kristen Stewart was given a copy of the Brazilian edition of On the Road and she had the cast sign it.

 

There are also other candids in the gallery.

Source and source

Garrett Signs Kristen's Copy of On The Road
Laura
29 May, 2012




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