Original Beats: A film on Herbert Huncke and Gregory Corso

Original Beats is a short documentary film by Francois Bernadi on Gregory Corso and Herbert Huncke. Huncke was the original Beat. He coined the term, lived the life and was on the road long before Kerouac. Here he talks about his life as petty criminal, drug user and Beat writer. Corso believed the poet and … Continue reading “Original Beats: A film on Herbert Huncke and Gregory Corso”


Original Beats is a short documentary film by Francois Bernadi on Gregory Corso and Herbert Huncke.

Huncke was the original Beat. He coined the term, lived the life and was on the road long before Kerouac. Here he talks about his life as petty criminal, drug user and Beat writer.

Corso believed the poet and his life are inseparable. It was a belief he held true, otherwise the poet couldn’t write like a lion, write truthfully.

This is a fascinating and informative portrait on the eldest and the youngest of the original Beats, filmed shortly before Huncke’s death in 1996. Read more in the details section of the film’s Youtube page.

As seen on DangerousMinds.net

Original Beats: Gregory Corso and Herbert Huncke

Watch Original Beats (above) or come down to Media Services and watch some of these titles:

What Happened to Kerouac? – DVD 2931

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within – DVD 8144

Pull My Daisy – VHS 5536

The Beat Generation: an American Dream – VHS 5395

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg – VHS 2691