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Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Kill Your Darlings depicts the coming of age of poet Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) in 1940s New York City

WORD WIZARD Daniel Radcliffe stars as poet Allen Ginsburg
WORD WIZARD Daniel Radcliffe stars as poet Allen Ginsburg

Details Limited Release: Oct 16, 2013; Length: 95 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen and Daniel Radcliffe; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Kill Your Darlings depicts the coming of age of poet Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) in 1940s New York City, including his tentative exploration of his homosexuality and his first encounters with fellow Beat icons William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston). But the focus is on a real-life crime usually relegated to the footnotes of the authors' biographies: the 1944 murder of ­David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall) by Ginsberg associate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). ''It's a story that not many people know but everybody should,'' says ­DeHaan, who describes the 24-day, no-frills, trailer-free shoot last year as ''having something very Beat poet about it.''
Originally posted Aug 16, 2013
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