In most modern narratives, the story of the Beats began when Allen Ginsberg first read
That was in San Francisco in 1956. But the group of writers who would lead the Beat Generation -- including Ginsberg,
"Kill Your Darlings," scheduled for release in October, is a film that explores that early time in New York. Its star is
In the film's first trailer, above, Radcliffe-as-Ginsberg takes in the sights and lessons of the world around him -- as well as the intimate glances from actor Dane DeHaan -- with a newcomer's glow, all to a frenetic bop beat.
Then the music slows. Something has changed -- but what? What went on between this crowd of talented men that compelled some to leave campus, others to leave for Paris, and several never to make New York home again?
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