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Kerouac is a 2002 historical brickfilm by Ben Brenninkmeyer about beat poet Jack Kerouac and is set to excerpts from Kerouac's performance American Haikus. It was an entry to the Historical Fiction Contest on Brickfilms.com and won the award for Best Animation. It is notable for its camera work and framing, with each new shot appearing in a different panel.
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Jack Kerouac is losing track of the days. He gets drunk and writes letters by night while a thunderstorm rages outside. In his medicine cabinet, he finds a fly that has died of old age.
Kerouac engages in Buddhist meditation. When at home, he can hear a lady's voice through the wall. He questions a bee who is staring at him, stating "I'm not a flower". Night falls as Kerouac attempts to read and it becomes too dark to see the page. He lays down the book in frustration.