Howl

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Overview

James Franco stars as Allen Ginsberg in Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's biopic that blends traditional narrative storytelling with documentary-style footage and vivid animation to paint a compelling portrait of the famed Beat poet. For many historians, the counterculture was conceived the moment Ginsberg's landmark poem "Howl" was put on trial. On October 7, 1955, the charismatic young poet stunned audiences at San Francisco's Six Gallery with the first-ever public reading of "Howl." Two years later, ...
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Overview

James Franco stars as Allen Ginsberg in Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's biopic that blends traditional narrative storytelling with documentary-style footage and vivid animation to paint a compelling portrait of the famed Beat poet. For many historians, the counterculture was conceived the moment Ginsberg's landmark poem "Howl" was put on trial. On October 7, 1955, the charismatic young poet stunned audiences at San Francisco's Six Gallery with the first-ever public reading of "Howl." Two years later, Ginsberg was standing before fierce prosecutor Ralph McIntosh David Strathairn and ultra-conservative judge Clayton Horn Bob Balaban to defend his most famous work against accusations of obscenity. In addition to offering a detailed reenactment of that historical trial, Howl also recounts the early life events that molded Ginsberg into one of the most vital and outspoken voices of his generation, and features an animated visualization of the poem created by former Ginsberg collaborator Eric Drooker, and a score by Carter Burwell. Jon Hamm, Jeff Daniels, Mary-Louise Parker, and Alessandro Nivola co-star.
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Special Features

James Franco in conversation with Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman - an all new feature length Audio Commentary; ; Holy! Holy! Holy! The Making of Howl - featuring Directors Epstein and Friedman and Stars James Franco, Jon Hamm, David Straithairn, Treat Williams, Bob Balaban, Poet Anne Waldman; ; Director's Research Tapes - Original Interviews with Ginsberg's friends and Collaborators Eric Drooker, Peter Orlovsky, Tuli Kupferberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Steven Taylor; Allen Ginsberg reads Howl - Never Before Seen Footage from a Performance in 1995 at the Knitting Factory in New York; ; James Franco reads Howl Audio Feature
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2011
  • UPC: 896602002265
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Oscilloscope
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,640

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Franco Allen Ginsberg
David Strathairn Ralph McIntosh
Jon Hamm Jake Ehrlich
Bob Balaban Judge Clayton Horn
Jeff Daniels Professor David Kirk
Mary-Louise Parker Gail Potter
Treat Williams Mark Schorer
Alessandro Nivola Luther Nichols
Todd Rotondi Jack Kerouac
Jon Prescott Neal Cassady
Aaron Tveit Peter Orlovsky
Technical Credits
Robert Epstein Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Jeffrey Friedman Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Ken Bailey Associate Producer
Russell Barnes Art Director
Brian Benson Co-producer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
James Q. Chan Associate Producer
Therese DePrez Production Designer
Eric Drooker Animator
Kelly Gilpatrick Associate Producer
Peter Hale Associate Producer
Kurt & Bart Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Lachman Cinematographer
Jawal Nga Executive Producer
Andrew Peterson Co-producer
Jake Pushinsky Editor
Elizabeth Redleaf Producer
Bob Rosenthal Associate Producer
Mark Steele Co-producer
Bernie Telsey Casting
Gus Van Sant Executive Producer
Christine Kunewa Walker Producer
Hal Wilner Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Howl
1. 1955 San Francisco [4:00]
2. Howl [6:49]
3. Jack Kerouac [5:45]
4. Your Muse [6:35]
5. Institutions [5:01]
6. Neal Cassady [4:48]
7. "A Howl of Pain" [6:21]
8. Prophecy [5:43]
9. Meeting Peter [3:09]
10. Moloch [4:42]
11. "Dadaist Persuasion" [8:27]
12. Closing Arguments [3:19]
13. Obscene? [3:57]
14. "Holy, Holy, Holy" [5:22]
15. Epilogue [2:58]
16. End Credits [2:08]
17. Chapter 17 [5:14]
1. Howl and Allen Ginsberg [:47]
3. Origins of the Movie [3:45]
4. On Location of Howl [10:41]
5. Cinematography [1:59]
6. The Obscenity Trial [4:50]
7. The Directors [4:20]
8. Behind the Animation [6:41]
9. Epilogue [1:56]
1. Part l [15:19]
2. Part ll [4:33]
3. Part lll [2:44]
4. Footnote to Howl [2:51]
1. Part l [15:02]
2. Part ll [4:01]
3. Part lll [2:49]
4. Footnote to Howl [3:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Howl
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         Stereo
         5.1
         Audio Commentary
      Subtitles
         English: On/Off
            English: On
            English: Off
         French: On/Off
            French: On
            French: Off
   Extra Features
      Audio Commentary with James Franco in Conversation with Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
         Play
      Holy! Holy! Holy! The Making of Howl
         Play
         Chapters
      Directors' Research Tapes - Interviews with Ginsberg's Close Friends and Collaborators
         Play All
            Erick Drooker
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            Peter Orlovsky
               Play
            Tuli Kupferberg
               Play
            Howl on Trial
               Play
            Steven Taylor
               Play
      Allen Ginsberg reads Howl at the Knitting Factory
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      James Franco Reads Howl (Audio Only)
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   Oscilloscope Releases
      Howl
      Tell Them Anything You Want
      William S. Burroughs: A Man Within
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