The long-anticipated film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”, directed by Walter Salles and produced by Francis Ford Coppola will soon be released in the United States. Here are some books, CDs and accessories associated with “On the Road.”
On the Road – with a new movie cover
A new printing of On the Road is available now with a cover that’s based on the movie poster’s design.
Get the details about it here.
On the Road Official Movie Companion
Next up is the On the Road Official Movie Companion. Collecting a wealth of exclusive interviews and archival material, the On the Road Official Movie Companion explores the lasting influence Jack Kerouac and the Beats left on American culture, and offers an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2012.
Here’s what’s in it:
- Exclusive photos from the set of On the Road. Some are country-specific
- Screenplay excerpts with handwritten notes by the director, Walter Salles.
- Exclusive interviews with the cast of the film, including Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Viggo Mortensen, and Sam Riley.
- Concept art and sketches for the film.
- Maps, timelines, bibliographies, essays, and other reading tools
- Unseen archives and exclusive manuscripts from Jack Kerouac
- Interviews with the last remaining Beats
- Interviews with director Walter Salles, screenwriter José Rivera, stars Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Garret Hudlund, Sam Riley, Tom Sturridge, and Viggo Mortensen, producer Francis Ford Coppola, writer Barry Gifford, Al Hinkle, Carolyn Cassady, and more.
OTR movie soundtrack
There’s a soundtrack CD, too, which contains composer Gustavo Santaolalla’s original compositions for the film, along with tracks by Son House, Slim Gaillard, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Greg Kramer, and Kerouac himself.
You can learn more or buy it here.
These next items aren’t officially associated with the film, but would also make great gifts, or the perfect gear for your own road trips!
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