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Hugging the road movies

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By Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle 

“On the Road” opens today — you can read my review here.  It’s Walter Salles’ film version of the Jack Kerouac novel.

The promise of the open road . . . that was a fixture of American literature well before Kerouac.  It goes back at least to HUCKLEBERRY FINN, the product of a country big enough to allow for completely new beginnings.

Road movies have become a staple of film, especially in the last 30 years, mainly in the United States but throughout the world as well.  Today we take a look at some of them (above), some bad, most good — and feel free to suggest more.

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Jeff Bustraan

One Response

  1. MaRho says:

    The Muppet Movie