Monday, May 5, 2014

Kill Your Darlings

Director: John Krokidas
Writers: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe (Allen Ginsberg), Dane DeHaan (Lucien Carr), Michael C. Hall (David Kammerer), Elizabeth Olsen (Edie Parker)

Kill Your Darlings is a film following the early college years of beat poet Allen Ginsberg, plated by Radcliffe. He enters as a naive freshman and struggles with his professors' definition of art and poetry. Soon in, he meets Lucien Carr (DeHaan), an enigmatic, but lazy, upperclassman who only manages to stay at Columbia due to a writer, and former lover, David Kammerer, who writes his term papers for him. Ginsberg gradually becomes more and more infatuated with his friend, who is still struggling Kammerer's own infatuation with him, which leads him to commit a terrible crime. Carr asks Ginsberg to help him by writing his deposition, but he instead writes a story of Carr's and Kammerer's sordid relationship, spurring his writing career.

Mini soundtrack:

Billie Holiday - "On the Sunny Side of the Street"
TV on the Radio - "Wolf Like Me"
Bloc Party - "Pioneers"

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