One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur
One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur (2008)

After the success of his 1957 novel +On The Road, Beat writer Jack Kerouac was unable to deal with his newfound fame and retreated to a cabin on the California coast, where his existential struggles became the basis of another novel, Big… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2009
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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

Tries to match the book's poetics but gets mired in celebrity conjecture about the writer.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

More than an appreciation for Kerouac himself, One Fast Move engenders an appreciation for the mellifluousness of Kerouac's prose read atop footage of briny California waves.

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Matthew Connolly
New York Press

There's nothing inherently bad about the documentary about the real-life events that eventually culminated in the classic; it's just that there's little revelatory in it either.

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Louis Proyect

Superb study of the corrosive effects of fame and fortune on one of the greatest writers of the post-WWII period.

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