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Movie review: Howl

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**½ Howl (September 2010) – Theatre

James Franco, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn.  Docudrama that looks at the creation of and controversy around Allen Ginsberg’s beat poem, Howl.

She says: The movie cuts between Ginsberg’s reading of the poem (either actual reading in a cafe, or enlivened with animation of the words), the obscenity trial it was at the center of, and an Ginsberg being interviewed about Howl. Not for everyone, but as someone who had heard of Howl but had never heard Howl, I found it interesting.

He says: The canoeing guys asked me about the movie. I really didn’t know what to say.


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