Kill Your Darlings (2013) Plot Summary
The early years of “The Beat Generation”, following Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac (Jack Huston), and author (Ben Foster) through their time at Columbia University, through their involvement with a murder.
I can’t say KILL YOUR DARLINGS was high on my priority list of films for this year’s Sundance festival. when ON THE ROAD, and HOWL- to not mention another Sundance 2013 entry, BIG SUR, did we actually want another youth subculture film? To my surprise, i assume the solution is affirmative, with KILL YOUR DARLINGS being the most effective film, by far, I’ve ever seen regarding any of those writers.
Writer/director John Krokidas apparently spent 9 years making an attempt to show this into a movie, and also the final project very will desire one thing that is been meticulously researched and honed over time. this might are alittle of a pretentious bore (like HOWL), however KILL YOUR DARLINGS is rarely something but gripping.
Daniel Radcliffe shakes off his Harry Potter persona in a very huge approach as Ginsberg. as Harry, Radcliffe invariably sounded like AN unbelievably proficient actor, and also the approach he completely transforms himself into Ginsberg is astounding. Nothing is shied aloof from here, as well as his drug use, or his gayness, with the crux of the film resting on his relationship with the enigmatic Lucien Carr, compete by European DeHaan.
For his half, DeHaan is quickly changing into one in all my favorite actors. He exploded onto the screen with CHRONICLE, and fully blew ME away within the soon-to-be-released PLACE on the far side THE PINES. As Carr, he once more gets to play alittle of a brooding anomaly, however this fits DeHaan (a dead-wringer for a young sculpturer DiCaprio) to a tee. Like Ginsberg, Carr could be a guy making an attempt onerous to alternately return to terms with, or repress his gayness in AN era wherever it had been still taboo, and his scenes opposite an excellent archangel C. Hall, area unit most likely the foremost powerful elements of the film.
By comparison, mount Foster as Burroughs and Jack filmmaker as writer appear somewhat reduced, however each area unit excellent. Foster looks to be having a blast sinking his teeth into the drug abusing (to place it mildly) Burroughs, whereas Jack filmmaker (my favorite actor on paseo EMPIRE) is nice as Kerouac- perhaps even higher than SAM Riley as his legendary creature in ON THE ROAD.
One of Krokidas’ bizarre decisions in KILL YOUR DARLINGS is to use up to date music within the audio recording. whereas it is a very little off-putting hearing tracks by bands like TV on the Radio, or alinement Party crop up on the audio recording, it is a distinctive alternative, and one that astonishingly works quite well. Sony Classics picked this one up early within the competition, therefore i am positive KILL YOUR DARLINGS can get an honest unleash at some purpose this year. it is a specialized film that deserves AN audience, and although HOWL or ON THE ROAD rubbed you the incorrect approach you ought to still check this out. And if you are a Harry Potter fan- prepare to possess your mind blown by Radcliffe’s transformation. If anyone has any doubts Radcliffe are ready to escape the shadow of Potter- watch this. Radcliffe is here to remain. Written by Nuxe
Kill Your Darlings (2013) Credited Cast
Director: John Krokidas
Writers: Austin Bunn and John Krokidas
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen and Michael C. Hall