Clattery MacHinery on Poetry

September 14, 2006

Jack Kerouac, the 20th Century’s Greatest Poet: One Hour of Video

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The original Bud Bloom post contained video that is now unavailable online. Here, we begin instead with the video “Lowell Blues”, a film by Henry Ferrini. Here is a quote from the Ferrini Productions site: “Lowell Blues is a 30 minute Film Poem fusing language, music and image to explore Jack Kerouac’s childhood holyland–Lowell Massachusetts. The film is excerpted from Kerouac’s novel, Dr. Sax that is set in his hometown.”

 

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Here is the 1959 film “Pull My Daisy”, with Gregory Corso & Alan Ginsberg, and produced by Robert Frank & Alfred Leslie. This was included in the original post.
 

 

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And here in three parts, replacing his reading with Steve Allen, is Jack Kerouac reading from “On the Road”:

 

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