Coppola to make "On the Road"

I saw this story on bbc online about Coppola making Kerouac's "On the Road" into a movie, and I'm not sure he'll be able to do the book justice even if he covers all of the plot elements. Just like the progression of Hunter Thompson in fear and loathing in las vegas, I think a lot will be lost in the feel of the book when it maes it to the screen. But that said I'll still wait and see. I loved the book and hope the movie carries the same sense of urgency, confusion, and dissatisfaction.

1 comment:

Clark said...

Well, if he brings the funk (as he did in apocalypse) he may get it right. However, if he brings the coppola of the last 20 years (including such hits as Jack, and the Rainmaker) then it will be a sorry day for filmdom. Perhaps if they make him shoot it on a rediculously short time frame with a tiny budget and a hand held camera.