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Jack Kerouac

Author: Jack KerouacJohn SuiterTom ClarkJoyce JohnsonLawrence FerlinghettiAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jack Kerouac, cult writer of the Beat generation, remains an American icon. This documentary focuses on the 63 days he spent as a fire warden in Washington State where he used the time to gather material for his second book. Examining the time through photos and the commentary of those who knew him, the program illuminates Kerouac's literary style, while detailing his later downward spiral into alcoholism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary films
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac; John Suiter; Tom Clark; Joyce Johnson; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Robert Giroux; John Sampas; Ann Douglas; Carolyn Cassady; Andrew O'Hagan; David Stewart; Andrea Miller; British Broadcasting Corporation.; NVC Arts (Firm); Radiotelevisione italiana.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 40072724
Notes: Film originally produced in 1997.
Duration on container: 60 min.
Credits: Exec. producer, Andrea Miller ; director, David Stewart ; writer/narrator, Andrew O'Hagan ; camera, Jeremy Pollard ; editor, Warren Meneely.
Performer(s): Commentary: John Suiter, Tom Clark, Joyce Johnson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Giroux, John Sampas, Ann Douglas, Carolyn Cassady.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: a BBC/NVC Arts co-production in association with RAI Thematic Channels.

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Jack Kerouac, cult writer of the Beat generation, remains an American icon. This documentary focuses on the 63 days he spent as a fire warden in Washington State where he used the time to gather material for his second book. Examining the time through photos and the commentary of those who knew him, the program illuminates Kerouac's literary style, while detailing his later downward spiral into alcoholism.

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