At the movies: Kill Your Darlings
When Allen Ginsberg attended Columbia University, he met and became enthralled with Lucien Carr. Through Carr, he met Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs and the four became friends, with Carr being the center of their little universe. The group challenged traditional beliefs and pulled some pranks. David Kammerer was enthralled with Carr as well and his attentions became overbearing. When Carr was arrested for the murder of Kammerer, he turned to his friends for help.
My friend and I went to see Kill Your Darlings, mainly to see if we would buy Daniel Radcliffe in a role other than Harry Potter. I’m happy to report that we did! The acting in this movie was terrific but the movie was just okay. There were some parts that were just a little too artsy and the way the story was told made it somewhat confusing. As a matter of fact, after we saw the movie, we had to do a little research of the events portrayed to fully understand it.
The movie is based on a true story and, as far as I can tell, it tells the story pretty accurately. Of course, there are some parts that only those involved really know. The movie is rated R for good reason so it’s not for the whole family. If this sounds interesting to you, I recommend renting this movie or reading up on the story before you see it.