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Van Sant Takes Test

10.28.2008
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The good buzz surrounding Gus Van Sant's upcoming MILK, has enticed Fox Searchlight enough to reteam the ethereal director with his MILK writer Dustin Lance Black for the big screen adaptation of Tom Wolfe's seminal 1968 novel "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test".

The infamous cult classic is Wolfe's account of "One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest" author Ken Kesey and his group of revelers dubbed The Merry Pranksters as they drive across the country in a DayGlo-painted school bus dubbed Furthur, and achieveing personal enlightenment and epiphanies while tripping hard on psychedelics. It will no doubt be interesting to see what Van Sant does with this, and if he takes a straight narrative approach, or more of a surreal I'M NOT THERE approach, which may in fact better suit the material. In any case, Gus Van Sant's previous work has led me to believe that the man has indeed had experiences with mind-altering drugs, and is therefor the ideal man for the job.
Extra Tidbit: It's about time someone makes this movie.
Source: THR

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10:41PM on 10/31/2008

Hopefully....

... it's not nostalgic and precious about the free love hippy '60s love bullshit that every generation since has been force fed.
... it's not nostalgic and precious about the free love hippy '60s love bullshit that every generation since has been force fed.
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8:23PM on 10/28/2008
Yes!! I love the book...don't like the director.
Yes!! I love the book...don't like the director.
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5:41PM on 10/28/2008
I like your style Netforce. :)
I like your style Netforce. :)
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2:21PM on 10/28/2008
Is it just me that when I read the headline for this column I thought it's about the movie Heat? Hehe.
Is it just me that when I read the headline for this column I thought it's about the movie Heat? Hehe.
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12:48PM on 10/28/2008
NICE!
NICE!
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9:53AM on 10/28/2008
Christ Ben, I said I'm busy.
Christ Ben, I said I'm busy.
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