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PostSubject: The BEAT Generation   Wed 6 May - 7:29

Milius say that his surfer gang during teenage years was hugely influenced by the Beat Generation -(now I pretty much understand where all his "punk-like" attitudes come from).

The Beat Generation in America during the 50's planted the seeds of anarchism which later would rise in the form of two movements: hippism and punk. The surfer gang of Milius disliked hippism (Milius never used drugs because he was mentally fragile, also disliked naivety and anti-violence of hippism) but was close related to punk in terms of style and agressivity against civilization (breaking the rules, to find freedom).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_generation

Milius say that he and his surfer gang used to go to Beat poetry readings.

BEAT writers.





W.S.Burroughs.





Very interesting.
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