Despite premiering yesterday to mixed reviews at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Walter Salles’ On the Road, an adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel of the same name, is still one of the most anticipated features at this year’s Sydney Film Festival. On the back of its premiere, MTV News has debuted two new clips from the film. Starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise, Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty, and Kristen Stewart as Marylou, alongside Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, and Terrence Howard, the film follows three youths who cut their ties and head off in search of the world, of other encounters, and of themselves.
The first clip features Marylou (Stewart), a sexually-active free spirit, attempting to pleasure Sal (Riley) before admitting her husband Dean (Hedlund) is going to leave her. Revealing her desires to have a normal life, we begin to see the toll of trying to pursue the essense of experience. The second clip, however, is far sweeter, giving the viewer a look at the relationship between Sal and Camille (Dunst) in Denver. Slow-dancing and singing along to jazz music, the pair try to forget how soon Sal will be leaving with his friends. These are very revealing clips, and despite the mixed reviews, I still cannot wait to see the film. Watch the footage below!
Watch the two clips from Walter Salles’ On the Road:
Just after his father’s death, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex-con, married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. Sal and Dean bond instantly. Determined not to get locked in to a constricted life, the two friends cut their ties and take to the road with Marylou. Thirsting for liberty, the three young people head off in search of the world, of other encounters, and of themselves.
What do you think of the clips?