Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Film review: Howl

Film review, that's correct!

Juliet Wilson, fellow blogger and poetry expert here at Book After Book, had the great idea of writing a review of this recently released film in occasion of the LGBT reading challenge.

This is how it begins...

Howl, the film, centres on Allen Ginsberg's famous poem of the same name. It juxtaposes an animated interpretation of the poem alongside clips from re-enacted interviews with Ginsberg (played brilliantly by James Franco), scenes from the first reading of Howl in San Francisco in 1955 and scenes form the 1957 obscenity trial against the publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti.


1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for linking to my review here! It's a great film