06 August 2011

"As edited to under two hours by Mr. Gibney and Ms. Ellwood, the Kesey footage has several memorable scenes, including one in which the novelist Larry McMurtry, whose middle-class house in Houston has just been invaded by Kesey’s band, finds it necessary to call the police and explain that a Prankster, apparently suffering from a drug-induced breakdown, has gone missing and that in keeping with her nickname, Stark Naked, she’s not wearing any clothes."
 This new Alex Gibney documentary about the Merry Pranksters, as covered in Tom Wolfe's THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST, activates all my nerd. The footage! Read the New York Times review here

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