Books into Movies: On the Road (Trailer)

The trailer has been officially released today for On the Road, the adaptation for Jack Kerouac's famous novel. I can't help but be excited for this movie, it looks amazing! Check it out!!

I love Garrett Hedlund, and I think Sam Riley is an amazing actor. All that's left is Kristen Stewart. From the trailer it looks like she's not going to be that bad. Granted, she didn't talk in the trailer, but it looks like a role she has never played before. The awkward shy girl isn't what was portrayed, so I'm looking forward to see how she does with it. This movie looks like it's going to be beautiful, and probably one of the best road trip movies for one of the best road trip books.

My favorite part of this - the fact that it makes words and writing sound absolutely gorgeous. Sam Riley narrates Jack Kerouac's line "...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles across the night." It gave me chills. It's that beautiful.

What did you think of the trailer? Will you go see the movie? Who do you think the best actor is going to be? And lastly - surprised by Kristen Stuart, who knew she could dance? 


  1. This movie looks great! I've always been interested in seeing what Garrett Hedlund could really do in a significant role, and this trailer shows he could be a top contender. And I loved Kristen Stewart dancing! I think it's nice to see her in a role that lets her loosen up and not be so uptight. Who's the voice over though? Is it Riley doing an older, american accent?

    1. I think the voice over is Riley. I looked up an interview and he's got the same deep raspy quality, but yeah I think he's doing it in an American accent. And Kristen Stewart dancing is so awesome! lol :) Totally agree!

  2. Despite the obvious enthusiasm of the screenwriter, the director, and the actors for Kerouac's novel, they get it wrong. Probably nobody can get it right, since the power is in the words, not the story.

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