"I think what Shawn is trying to say is that the movie is as much a piece of fiction as the book that the movie is named after is. Does that make sense? It's just Salles' version instead of Kerouac's. I just didn't want Shawn to be putting words in my mouth. I'm sure the movie is fine on its own but to discount the influence of Kerouac's words is like saying Salles was there and Kerouac wasn't."