Thursday, September 19, 2013
Walter Salles finds IT with film version of Jack Keraouc's On The Road
Walter Salles really did "IT". Along with screenwriter José Rivera, he made cinematic history by directing a film version of Jack Keraouc's famous 1957 beat novel, On The Road. And Salles not only made the notoriously difficult to conceptualize prose into celluloid - but he made the picture a success. Once very close to my writerly heart, this book still has a pervasive influence on my writing career. More on On The Road later. Suffice to say that it's inspirational, even-handed and far more balanced than the novel in many ways.