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June 13, 2007 -- TOM Wolfe described himself as "surprised" and "curious" yesterday when he learned Gus Van Sant will direct a movie version of his classic 1967 book, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," which chronicled a cross-country bus trip by Ken Kesey (who wrote "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"), Neal Cassady (who inspired Jack Kerouac's "On the Road") and other LSD-fueled Merry Pranksters. Wolfe told Page Six he sold the option for the book in the early '70s for just $75,000. "I'm really interested to see what they do," he said. "The biggest problem will be the LSD trips that can be done so much better in print than on film."
Sun Ra - Space Is The Place film on YouTube.