Here’s a review of Walter Salles’ adaptation of ‘On the Road’ I wrote for Modern Vestiture.

Modern Vestiture

 
It takes some balls to attempt an adaption of a beloved book from any decade. It takes even more balls to adapt a novel that defines an era and a generation. Walter Salles proves himself to have a decent pair with the recent release of his adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.
 
{Aside: just quickly, the whole argument about whether the film is as good as the book, or vice-versa, won’t be discussed here. Film and literature are different mediums of expression, so it’s a little unfair to compare them. Apples and oranges, people. Also, there will be minimal spoilers.]
 
If you haven’t seen it or read the book—it’s strongly recommended that you do—I’ll give a quick run down. Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) is a writer living in New York who yearns to travel across the country to the fabled West. Through some mutual friends, he…

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