Saturday, May 14, 2011

Howl, a good movie on freedom of speech

Hi gang,

I Netflixed an interesting moving last night: Howl, with James Franco playing gay poet Allen Ginsberg. The movie takes place in 1955 and is actually about the trial where the government tried to suppress Ginsberg's book, Howl, for obscenity. It's an interesting case on freedom of speech, and pretty entertaining. Franco was very convincing.

Based on the court records and interviews with Ginsburg, every word in the movie was actually spoken by the characters being portrayed.


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