i very much look forward to this movie...
jack kerouc, as most readers know, wrote on the road in three weeks…famously tapping it out all on one roll of taped-together teletype paper so he didn’t have to stop to change sheets of paper. on the road, then, however, went through six years of not getting published, of his publisher asking for revision after revision while kerouac shambled about broke, unknown, exploring, yearning, writing.
then, he became famous. he didn’t like being famous. as soon as he could, it seemed, he turned from handsome young man into angry, lonelier than ever old man…and died an alcoholic.
an image from jack's journal where he'd taken some of the notes for on the road.