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‘On the Road’ almost gets Kerouac right

Sam Riley, left, and Garrett Hedlund star in "On the Road."
Sam Riley, left, and Garrett Hedlund star in "On the Road."
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People have been trying to film Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” the talismanic Beat novel, just about since the day it was published in 1957.

“Heart Beat,” the 1980 semi-biopic with John Heard as Kerouac, Nick Nolte as his madman muse, Neal Cassady, and Sissy Spacek as Cassady’s second wife, Carolyn, captured a little of the reckless spirit caroming around the room, grabbing from Kerouac’s lush, lunatic teletype-roll tome and from Carolyn Cassady’s memoirs. ...

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