Tomorrow, I’m going to do a post gathering a lot of the reviews that are starting to come out of Cannes (the consensus so far – Garrett is outstanding as Dean!) but I couldn’t resist posting Jerry Cimino’s review from kerouac.com. -Laura

On the Road Delivers!

For novices, aficionados, and those who lived it

by Jerry Cimino

In life, some things are worth waiting for. Case in point: the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel, On the Road.

On the Road premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. I had the opportunity to see a prescreening in Los Angeles a few days prior. It’s been a long and perilous journey for this movie—over thirty years in the making. Along the way, filmmakers and studios have come and gone, and major Hollywood actors have aged out of the parts. The reason Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt can no longer play the leads is because On the Road is a story about young people finding their way in the world—and today’s young people are going to love it.

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The Beat Museum Reviews On the Road and Loves It
Laura
22 May, 2012


ON THE ROAD KRISTEN SAM GARRETT INTERVIEW (Video) -The cast of On The Road sits down with Screenslam in an interview to talk about the setting of the movie. Kristen Stewart speaks of her nostalgia for the time frame as Garrett Hedlund talks about how people were so much more free in the past and get to live in the moment. The music and the culture constructed people to feel and live freely instead of living in fear from all that was going on with WWII.

”I’m totally nostalgic for a time that I’ve never been in.” – Kristen Stewart

“It deals with everything you still yearn for, just the times have changed. It’s not as free as it was.” – Garrett Hedlund

“I think as people get older they like to romanticize that when they were young they were more rebellious and something or that the youth of today are not going to have any morals or be corrupt.” – Sam Riley

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Laura
22 May, 2012


ON THE ROAD KRISTEN SAM GARRETT INTERVIEW (Video) – Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund sat down exclusively with Screenslam to talk about their upcoming drama On the Road. The cast share the challenges they had to conquer in order to become their characters. They spoke about having to take what they learned about the characters and apply it to their acting without letting it get in the way of their performance. Stewart compares her earlier role of playing Joan Jett in The Runaways to her role in On The Road as Marylou.

“It’s not for everyone, which is kind of the heart of the story. They’re not necessarily going to be able to roll with every crowd. I don’t find them to be rebellious. I think they’re just really truly being who they are, and they don’t fit in. ” – Kristen Stewart

“To be able to play characters that are ridding of inhibitions and fears, we have to try to rid of our inhibitions and fears while trying to achieve a hard sort of goal at the end of the obstacle.” – Garrett Hedlund

“Each of us did our own research as much as possible. At the end of the day you have to take in everything about what you understand from their personalities that we’ve heard from the experts and things and then you also have to then leave that behind to some extent so that it doesn’t become a burden.” – Sam Riley

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Screenslam's OTR Interview - Part 1 of 5
Laura
21 May, 2012



OTR cast interview with CP by RobstenDreams

I haven’t had time to compare, but this is another video of the same interview and it’s a little longer:

Thank you to Ily from Garrett Heldund Italy for the link! Also, thank you Ily and Frans for the caps.

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OTR Cast Interview with Garrett, Sam Riley & Kristen Stewart
Laura
20 May, 2012


I found this when I was googling to see if there was any information about the script. This makes it sound even better than the initial press release. – Laura

Description

Story centers on a man who’s estranged from his family and receives word that his father has chosen to take his own life in less than 48 hours.

Plot outline

Jonathan returns home for the first time in 5 years. He returns in order to console his dying father, Robert, who wants nothing more than to be surrounded by his family before he asks his doctor to unplug his life support. Frustrated and saddened by the inevitable death of his father and confused by his broken relationships with his sister and ex-girlfriend, Jonathan must learn to cope, to mourn and to ask for forgiveness. In the midst of fixing relationships from his past, he also finds a kindred spirit in Meredith, a young girl of only 17 – who is dying of bone cancer. Though faced with scary future, Meredith is able to offer friendship that Jonathan stopped offering to his own family. Though torn apart by distance, Jonathan’s family must come together and move past their differences in order to console one another, grow individually and mourn the death of their beloved father.

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'Lullaby' Synopsis
Laura
19 May, 2012






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