It's my favourite book. And now the movie's coming out.
The magic of the book, for me, is in the language. Kerouac's use of words, his epic mystical ramblings that light up your SOUL! I've never known anything like it. The book is a big joy for me every time I read it.
And I like MY vision. The Denver in my imagination, the sweet little Marylou I picture.
I worry that, if I watch the movie, then I'll never be able to fully enjoy my vision again, what do you think?
This might seem trivial but to me, it's important! The art that we love carries us through life. When people grow up loving Tom Hanks or John Wayne or Audrey Hepburn, it becomes a part of their identity.
And you are what you read.
And I'm not a bible reader-- instead I have books like 'On The Road' and they fill me up good. But what if I hate the film but the images stick with me? What if I can never get back the 'On The Road' that I love?
On the other hand, I'm so curious to see what they've done. To see what it looks like.
But anyway, I don't even see what's appealing about Jack Kerouac on the big screen? It was all about the words. The journey you go on in your mind. Turning his words into cinematic interpretations, no way will it be as good!
I brought this up on the Facebook page a few weeks ago, and everyone said I should go see it, but should I? How often are the adaptations great? And this isn't just a book I like, it's my favourite one! I love every darn word I come across in that thing and all the places it takes me.
I don't want to lose any of that. But at the same time, it's fascinating that they've made the movie. I'm curious to see it, I want to know what they did. But I don't want to lose my vision of it--- but I fear the experience of the movie will forever infect my imagination on future reads. What should I do?