Garrett and Gerald Nicosia at the OTR premiere afterparty in Cannes

Gerald’s reaction to the film itself:

The movie itself is stunning in so many ways. The cinematography of the road is so grand that I told cinematographer Eric Gautier at the afterparty, “The road should be nominated for an Academy Award!” He laughed and said, “That was the whole idea.”

Garrett Hedlund’s performance as Neal was worthy of an Academy Award also. He brought so many dimensions to Neal Cassady that have not been seen before—tenderness, anguish, vulnerability, and also quiet thoughtfulness, as well as the famous mad joy and insatiable sex drive.

Ditto for Tom Sturridge as Allen Ginsberg. He showed the anger and vulnerability in the young Allen, as well as the power of his poetic mind. He even reflected many of Allen’s facial mannerisms, which immediately made me remember Allen when I watched him on screen (I knew Allen well for many years). Afterward, I asked Sturridge about that, and he said he had watched as many films of Allen as he could find, to learn his facial expressions and his gestures, before he began to act the part.

Perhaps most strikingly, to use a phrase I steal from my friend film critic Patrick Z. McGavin, the film captures the “demonic joy” of Kerouac better than any book, article, or film I have yet seen. The New Year’s Eve party scene is the quintessence of this, and will go down in film lore for decades, I believe.

Gerald’s observations on Garrett and Kirsten:

Garrett Hedlund and Kirsten Dunst sat together for almost the whole afterparty, and are clearly very close. Once you get to know them, it’s easy to see what they have in common—besides great acting talent. They are both extremely humble, down-to-earth people—they both feel like people you grew up with, despite being beautiful superstars in the eye of the media.

Source – Thank you for sharing, Gerry!

Kerouac Biographer Gerald Nicosia Reacts to On the Road
Laura
28 May, 2012


You can see how the Jury rated all the films in competition at Cannes, including On The Road. Amour (Love) is the film that went on to win the Palme d’Or.

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Cannes 2012 Jury Grid
Laura
28 May, 2012


It’s in Portuguese, but we should have a translation soon. This is what Na Estrada wrote on their Facebook page with the scans:

Check out the interview with Garrett Hedlund, the new Hollywood heartthrob for Serafina. He was interviewed at the home of Kirsten Dunst, his girlfriend, who also acts in the film.

“The film is about youth, a time when you feel that anything is possible,” says Garrett. “I was afraid of getting old for the role, but Walter told me: ‘You will not get old. You’re my boy”

Serafina interview with Garrett
Laura
28 May, 2012




ON THE ROAD KRISTEN SAM GARRETT INTERVIEW (Video) – The cast of On the Road continues their interview with Screenslam while connecting the movie to the book itself. They speak about wanting the audience to get the same experience after watching On the Road regardless of if they have read the book beforehand or not. Actress Kristen Stewart speaks about the different journeys the movie takes you on the more and more you watch it.

“You can kind of have a different experience every time you watch the movie. It doesn’t force you to feel anything. It’s kind of rare and unique in that way.” – Kristen Stewart

“Those that haven’t read the book say once they see the film you want them to have the same feeling as if they were to read the book, which was the feeling that all of us had.” – Garrett Hedlund

“These people have had the same experiences, live through the same times so that whatever music they come out of touches a nerve with other people of that time. ” – Sam Riley

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Screenslam On The Road Interview - Part 5 of 5
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26 May, 2012


Garrett visited Stella Artois’ Cannes Cinema Club during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

The 27-year-old actor talked with friends for a few hours while munching on chocolate, caramel popcorn, and Bugles. He chatted about his time at the amfAR gala with girlfriend Kirsten Dunst, his days as a mascot for the Huskies at Arizona’s Horizon High, and swimming with sharks in the Bahamas.

Garrett – whose Cannes trip marked the first time he’s been to France – will be flying back to Los Angeles tomorrow to start work on his new film, Lullaby, co-starring Amy Adams and Terrence Howard.

The project was written by and will be helmed by Andrew Levitas (his directorial debut).

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Stella Artois' Cannes Cinema Club
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26 May, 2012




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