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Saturday, February 12, 2011

News from Howl

            Howl, a film about the life and work or the 1960s Beat poet Allen Ginsberg is to be released in the UK on February 25th. The film will star James Franco as a young Allen Ginsberg as he works on his most controversial work, the poem Howl. In HOWL, Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for personal liberation that led to his most famous work, and the obscenity trial that ensued.

            Though the film has a documentary style, the creative also contains illustrative animation in segments to represent the dream like form of the poem - what the directors call the 'Beat Fantasia'.

            John Hamm, from AMC’s Mad Men, and Jeff Daniels are also staring in the film. Here is the trailer:

            I think it looks interesting, and certainly looking forward to see it once it is released in the US. 

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