Sunday, April 20, 2014


USA 2010

Details howlthemovie

Seen 18 April 2014

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 6.8/10

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized

My ratings 7.0/10

My impressions:

Using animation in the film highlighting the poem gives a different perspective to the viewer and those familiar with the work. Juxtaposed against the court case, the relevance of the words used in the poem seem more apt and necessary.

The court itself heard testimonies of experts in literature on the merits or otherwise of the book. The landmark ruling for the book heralds a new openness on what is considered obscene and appropriate for public consumption.

Opens the doors for others to venture and explore in their own words what they wish to convey to others.

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