On the Road, Walter Salles, competes for the Palme d’Or, the top prize at Cannes, the most famous among film festivals. Jack Kerouac’s novel, which influenced the behavior of several generations of young, anticipated the 1960s hippie spirit and revolt and lead the way to inspiring most writers of the second half of 20th century — and not just in the United States.
It fell on Walter Salles to bring to the screen adaptation of such NorthAmerican but universal journey of On the Road with its three young characters: the writer Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), whose life begins to boil with the the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) , a young libertarian from the West and his girlfriend of 16 years Marylou (Kristen Stewart).
The soundtrack will be released on May 23, 2012 Universal Music France.
The album includes the original score from the film written by Academy Award-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel), as well as several songs featured in the movie by Coati Mundi, Ella Fitzgerald, Son House and Slim Gaillard.
The album alternates between jazz and blues featuring Charlie Parker, Dinah Washington, and with the participation of Charlie Haden and Brian Blade on a few tracks.