Monday, October 25, 2010
HOWL Reviews Keep a comin'
[HOWL display at City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco]
I know we said we’d stop tooting our horn and posting reviews and response to the Howl movie, but here’s just a few more, not-just-any-reviews, ones that really nail something intelligent down.
First up, a thoughtful one from Peter Simek in Dallas’ D magazine. Richard Nilson’s review in The Arizona Republic points out “the hero of the film isn’t Ginsberg, it’s the poem”. Wallace Baine’s review in the Santa Cruz Sentinel re-iterates the idea that – and what a remarkable thing this is - “Howl is all about the poem not the poet." And one more, since Allen was a dutiful reader of the rag, here’s Sarah Selzer in The Nation.