Walter Salles’ On The Road (Preview)

Cannes Film Festival starts today..and Walter Salles’ eagerly-anticipated On The Road movie gets its premier there, in that prestigious location, this time next week (Wednesday May 21st). For further information and regular updates see here.
Stephen Galloway’s background piece on the movie for The Hollywood Reporter may be read here, Steve Chagollan’s (for Variety) here.

Interestingly, one of the earliest reviews (the earliest review?) and a positive one at that (alongside an hours-minutes-and-seconds “countdown clock” ticking down to the opening!) can be seen here.

In conjunction with the movie premier, the legendary On The Road scroll will be on display, in Le Musee des Lettres et Manuscrits (the Museum of Letters and Manuscripts), in Paris, for the next three months (under the more-than-capable watch of conservator, Jim Canary (an interview with him can be seen here – and an interview with his boss, the scroll’s owner, Indianapolis Colts football-team owner, Jim Irsay, can be seen here).

Here’s the scroll just recently unrolled in Paris

On The Road scroll at Le Musee Des Lettres et Manuscrits in Paris – photograph – Charles Gilibert

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