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Ken Kesey dead at 66

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Coressel, Nov 10, 2001.

  1. Coressel

    Coressel Supporting Actor

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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.... [​IMG]
     
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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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