Saturday, May 31, 2014

Short Subject: 'Pull My Daisy'

Ed. Note: “Pull My Daisy” (1959) B&W. 27 minutes. Directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie. Cast: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers, Delphine Seyrig and David Amram (who also wrote the score). Note: Written and narrated by Jack Kerouac, this is the essential beatnik movie. The casual style suggests the film, which is sort of a meandering skit, was largely improvised. But it was actually planned out with care to look that way. What passes for a plot has mischievous poets goofing on a bishop -- like, is baseball holy? -- who comes to see their friend and his wife at their apartment.  


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