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ON THE ROAD

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 21, 2012 12:56 AM
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Few books have been as influential and enduring as Jack Kerouac’s 'On the Road', the voice of the beat generation, set in the late 1940s and early '50s.

Brighton Rock—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 26, 2011 6:41 AM
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Sometimes one can admire a film without truly liking it; that’s how I feel about the ambitious British remake of Brighton Rock. Graham Greene’s 1938 novel, first filmed in the late 1940s, has been cleverly reworked to take place in 1964, at the time of the “mods and rockers” riots in Brighton, signifying a time of change in England. That is just one of many clever moves by writer-director Rowan Joffe, who is able to explore some of the seamier aspects of the novel that censorship (and matters of taste) made impossible in 1947.

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