Ken Kesey dead at 66

Greg D

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Bummer. Although he wasn't know for the volume of his work, what Kesey did produce was outstanding. Cuckoo's Nest was an excellent film. The book was even better.
Mmmmmmmmmmm, Juicy Fruit....
 

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I hope someday someone makes a film truer to the book. The Milos Forman version is decent, but nothing like the book.
 

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Kesey's novel One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is tailor-made for Terry Gilliam. Imagine what a trip THAT would be.
 

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Darren Aronofsky would be good too. Maybe Proyas based on his Dark City work.
 

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"Kesey based the story on experiences working at the Veterans Administration hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., while attending Wallace Stegner's writing seminar at Stanford."
I worked at that hospital until early this year. I have a rather interesting perspective, as I decided to watch the movie after I toured the psych halls for a few years. One nurse remembers working with him.
 

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....and may he find peace. One of the great books I have read was Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. I had seen the movie first, but I enjoyed the book so much more. Told from the "chief's" point of view gave the book a strange feel like you were "in the fog."
 

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I just read that Kesey disavowed the film because of its changed perspective. Never read the book, but the film was great.
 

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