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Now Dig This: The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern, 1950-1995
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Even Strangelove Outtake: Notes From The War Room , which details many aspects of the film, including the deleted pie throwing sequence, has some relevance only because of what it references, not because of any immanent quality. Perhaps the most ridiculous entry in this book is an ill wrought letter Southern wrote to a Saturday Night Live staffer proposing a skit called Worm-ball Man , which was based upon outrageous tabloid headlines. Simply put, not only is the idea fairly sterile and stale, but the letter proposing it is a mish-mash of indecipherable ideas and incoherent ramblings.
Strangelove and Easy Rider , as well as his most famed novel, Candy , all had one or more co-writers to their credit. This sterile book makes it much easier to surmise that Southern may have just benefited from knowing the right folks to latch on to, ride to financial and artistic heights, then when they, one by one, were done with him, he was left to his own stale devices, such as penning the late s critically savaged Whoopi Goldberg film The Telephone.
While these ill crafted pieces might be deserving of some minor commemoration online, such as the posthumous website founded by his son, www.
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