Trailer Watch: On The Road and ‘Why haven’t you read Cloud Atlas yet?’

On The Road is a classic. Possibly the defining book of the Beat era, Jack Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical novel is an excellent view into what being a young, bohemian writer has stereotypically become for generations of English majors. And Walter Salles (Director Dark Water, Paris je t’aime) has adapted it with arguably one of the most recognizable current young, bohemian actresses, Kristen Stewart, in a lead role.

On the Road stars Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart and opens December 21, 2012.

By now it’s very likely that you’ve seen the truly epic trailer for the Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas. It’s an amazing film, based on an equally amazing book by David Mitchell. Following an intertwining story structure that is too convoluted to explain without giving away major plot points, Mitchell covers love, loss, and the way to properly live with a sense of wonder and joy that is rarely found in a novel.

Now go watch the trailer and read the book. Seriously.

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 17:45 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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