R | | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
Francis Ford Coppola purchased the movie rights in 1979 and labored over many years on screenplay adaptations with the likes of Michael Herr, Barry Gifford and his own son, Roman Coppola. When Coppola Sr saw Walter Salles' movie The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), he felt he had found the right man to finally make the film.
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles...
Among Sal's books is a copy of Saul Bellow's "Seize the Day", which was first published in 1956.
€758,304 (France) (27 May 2012)
$717,753 (USA) (28 April 2013)
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