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Janet Forman

The Beat Generation: An American Dream

Edition 1987
86' - 1988 - Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Janet Forman Composer: David Amram With: Steve Allen, David Amram, Amiri Baraka
THE BEAT GENERATION
Producer-director Janet Forman has assembled an absorbing collage of narration, talking heads and vintage 1950s news and home movie footage. For those who know the era and for those just discovering it, the pic is an informative nod back.
All the living principal players are inter- viewed including Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka (then known as Leroi Jones) and William Burroughs. Era legends Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassidy and Thelonious Monk are represented on archival footage. Steve Allen narrates, reminding us he once cut a record accompanying Kerouac reading his work. (Variety, 18.3.1987)

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Credits

Director

Janet Forman

Composer

David Amram

With

Steve Allen, David Amram, Amiri Baraka

Director of Photography

Tom Houghton

Editor

Peter Odabashian

Producer

Janet Forman

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1988

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