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Unformatted text preview: America was a consensus narrative. o You used to be able to walk down 42 nd street in New York, and there would just be block upon block of nothing but movie theaters. ° Many of these theaters were unbelievably ornate, with gilt work, plush carpets, balconies… ° Virtually everybody in society had access to these places ° You could go and watch 4 or 5 movies in a row. ° You could stay for hours and hours without getting kicked out. • Homeless people could go there • They were a place of illicit sexual trysting • Jack Kerouac describes spending several weeks at a time in a movie theater in On the Road...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG ENG2101 taught by Professor Daveshaaw during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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- On the Road