Friday, July 17, 2009

Waits on Kerouac

Tom Waits is one of the contemporary artists interviewed in the documentary One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur. It's a 2008 movie, but I never saw it mentioned before, so it might be news to you too.

The documentary tells how Kerouac tries to cope with the fame that came after the publication of On the Road and his retreat to Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s cabin in the Big Sur woods, where he starts working on his semi-autobiographical novel, Big Sur.

'Jack was always very inspiring for me cause I was young and I was looking for a father figure. So, Jack Kerouac was really one of my father figures.'
(A Waits quote from the official site)


Watch for Waits at 2:03 in the trailer below


3 comments:

Steve-O said...

I saw this film at the Fort Worth International Film Festival last year, and it is nothing short of outstanding. If you get a chance, see it.

stefan said...

I already knew of it's existance, can't remember how I found out...

Thank you Steve-O for your feedback, now I will definitely will go and see it.

Last year they released a 'directors cut' of the book 'on the road' anybody know if it is worth it, if you already read an old copy of the book ?

shakedown said...

where can you get this movie???