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Beat generation takes rise in ‘Darlings’

Dane DeHaan, left, plays Lucien Carr and Daniel Radcliffe is Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings.”
Dane DeHaan, left, plays Lucien Carr and Daniel Radcliffe is Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings.”
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Early on in “Kill Your Darlings,” 18-year-old Allen Ginsberg, played by Daniel Radcliffe, is on a freshman orientation tour of the Columbia University library when a fellow student jumps on a desk and begins quoting Henry Miller. Shouting provocative language from a banned book in a staid library is not just a singular act of rebellion, it’s a glimpse of the literary anarchy to come and a look at Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), Ginsberg’s first ...


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