Item Details

Jack Kerouac [electronic resource]

NVC Arts (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Jack Kerouac, cult writer of the Beat generation, remains an American icon. This documentary focuses on the creative pinnacle of his life-63 days spent as a fire warden on Desolation Peak in Washington State. Examining the time through photos and the commentary of those who knew him, the program illuminates Kerouac's previous work, while prefiguring his later spiral into alcoholism. This is a moving film essay on the unfulfilled ambitions of one of America's great avant-garde literary figures.
Release Date
1997
Run Time
51 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 24, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Kerouac's Retreat (2:35)
  • Mountain Solitude (2:13)
  • "On the Road" (2:12)
  • Kerouac's Catholic Upbringing (2:46)
  • Exposed to the Big City (3:15)
  • Developing the Beat Style (2:06)
  • Great American Road Trip (1:38)
  • Idealizing the West (3:17)
  • Writing "On the Road" (3:19)
  • Pioneering Free Style Prose (2:58)
  • A Lonely Writer (2:09)
  • Kerouac's Depression (1:48)
  • Pursuing Enlightenment (2:12)
  • Kerouac's Self Loathing (2:02)
  • Self Destructive Behavior (4:01)
  • Media Misrepresentation (4:21)
  • Family Refuge (2:03)
  • Kerouac's Demise (3:19)
  • Credits: Jack Kerouac (1:08)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1997.
Publisher no.
7959 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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