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Since Studying Road Movies In Year Twelve Media Studies I've Had a New Appreciation For the Open Road

When you travel down it,  not only do you experience a physical journey, you also go on a journey inside yourself...  and I think that sums up all those painful essays we penned on the topic. 

...and it was a wise man who once said "There is nothing like returning to a place that has stayed the same to find the ways in which you yourself have changed." Or maybe he said "Even a blind squirrel must find a nut eventually."  This guy says a lot of things.

In any case, my favourite road movies are:

Thelma and Louise, Transamerica, Priscilla and Easy Rider.

tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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Noo but I've always semi had a fascination with Kerouac ever since I read this book where the main character nicknamed a guy Kerouac cause he looked a bit like him. I liked that book but I have no clue who wrote it, what it was about or what even happened in it. That's a sad sentence. I think I had my memory switch turned off at that point in time.

Have you read On the Road? The essential road novel if for no other reason than because it has Road in its title. Kerouac isn't everybody's cup of tea. I enjoyed the book on the whole but his style doesn't really jive with my own ideas. Very.... verbatim thought. No filter... which is good if you're naturally a weirdo but he's just very... observant... so it reads as a bit matter-of-fact yet its still a great read...