Kill Your Darlings - Great New Cult Classic Movie!!
PostedFebruary 4, 2013
from Boston, MA, USA
Age:35 to 44
Goes to the movies:monthly
Wow. One word. This movie is special, start to finish.
Firstly, I was both pessimistic and optimistic about attending this movie premier, being that it was a first time film maker directing it- John Krokidas, and also one of the first non-Harry Potter acting roles coming from Daniel Radcliffe. (Not a MEGA-Million action production) The premiere was SOLD OUT, but luckily a ticket came my way in the BAM lobby!
So I sat back and watched the story unfold and the characters came to life. The actors nailed it right from the start. Emotional connections were made and I began to let my pessimistic side fade away as I was transported happily back to mid 1940's in NYC.
'Kill Your Darlings' captures the here and now spirit of the genera and the actors brilliantly portrayed the roles making us believe they are in fact the genuine articles.
Some noteworthy scene's: (The whole movie is classic, these were just some of my favorites) Allen Ginsberg's transformation as a "New-Bee Freshman" to an "experienced instant cool" with Lucien Carr contacts and hang-outs Bathtub intro to William Burroughs Classroom exchange scenes of professor & Allen Ginsberg Rolling barrel drinking & intimate moment Dorm room sleep over realism Library stealing the keys Library break-in Bar look alike pick up & fantastic realism on sexual intercourse Murder scene drama
*After the movie finished there was a short question and answer from the director John Krokidas and co-author Austin Bunn, where I learned this movie took 12 years to form into something solid and then was speed shot in 24 days! The director and each member of the cast did a wonderfully amazing job putting this film together in 24 days! You try that.
The only thing I could find remotely missing with the movie is it was to short! I would have loved to have seen much more. The person sitting beside me from the movie industry in California suggested it was a perfect fit for an HBO series and I agreed it would be a great fit.
Dane DeHaan A+ Michael C. Hall A+ Daniel Radcliffe A+ (Graduated from the old Harry Potter's child like wizard role to a much more in-depth dramatically sophisticated role) Ben Foster A+ Jack Huston A+ Jennifer Jason Leigh A+ Kyra Sedgwick A+
Director: John Krokidas A++ (His 1st major movie! Great Job! The "Up and Coming" buzz on the street is an understatement- he knows his craft well and relates to the viewers- I will be waiting for his next "darling" on the big screen!)