Thursday, May 1, 2014

Austin Bunn, Screenwriter of Kill Your Darlings, Friday

Austin Bunn, screenwriter of the 2013 hit film Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) as Allen Ginsberg, visits the Writers Institute this Friday.


Here's an interview with Bunn, who teaches screenwriting at Cornell, in the Cornell Daily Sun:

The Sun: Tell me a little bit about your movie.

Prof. Austin Bunn: So, Kill Your Darlings is the story of the origins of the beat generation, so it’s about Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Bill Boroughs when they were young men, long before they became the people that you know them to be. So if most biopics are about like great men at the peak of their lives, this is about them at point zero of their lives when they’re just kids and they’re still figuring out who they are and trying to become artists.  One critics who reviewed the movie called it Beat Generation: First Class — these are these major American literary figures when they’re just punks, bad students, you know, dorm roommates, when they’re kids.

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