Actors Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund, and director Walter Salles have a number of things in common. Some of their similarities are run-of-the-mill—for example, they all like to play pool and are all very attractive gentlemen. One thing they share, however, is quite special: each played an important role in the lengthy process of translating Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road from book to film for the first time.
Finally brought to the silver screen by director Walter Salles and screenwriter José Rivera, ON THE ROAD is a beautiful portrait of social and emotional disillusionment starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, and Viggo Mortensen.
Perhaps the biggest stories of note this week involve the 50th New York Film Festival: Ang Lee’s big-scale adventure Life of Pi will kick things off, while Robert Zemeckis’ drama Flight will close out the fest. Even before these announcements, these films seemed like good bets for Oscar consideration, but