The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999)
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Critic Reviews for The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation
this documentary may inspire a few other souls to strike out on their own and not be 'intimidated by a bunch of jerks who don't know anything about life.'
A compact but accomplished work focusing on the holy trinity of the Beats: Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs.
Yet another mediocre film salvaged by Depp's performance
A creative documentary which pays tribute to the crazy wisdom of three Beat Generation artists.
Watching it feels like whiplash, and afterwards it doesn't feel like you've benefited at all from sitting through it.
Audience Reviews for The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation
I'll admit that the biggest reason I didn't like this was because I'm not remotely interested in the subject matter. In fact, I only rented it because Johnny Depp was involved. So I'm probably not really in a place to write a negative review, but I can say that if this isn't something you're already interested in, this film will not change your mind.
The Source is retelling of the lives of three writers, played by three actors. Johnny Depp-Jack Kerouac, Dennis Hopper-Williams Burroughs, and John Turturro-Allen Ginsberg. It is interesting and full of History. Sometimes it is alittle slow, but worth watching.
Looks boring. I did the same thing with this as L.A. Without A Map. I only watched the Johnny parts. I have the same thing to say here too. I would've skipped the rest anyways. =P
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