Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel.
By: Matt Love.
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Published: Nestucca Spit Press, 2012.
In June 1970, the biggest movie star in the world traveled to the Oregon Coast to film an epic novel about a defiant family of loggers written by a home grown counterculture hero. The star was Paul Newman. The author was Ken Kesey. The story was Sometimes a Great Notion.
What ensued was a wild working vacation between Hollywood and Oregonians involving beer, sex, scotch, loggers, beaches, and perhaps, a spectacularly vandalized pool table. In Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel, Matt Love documents the legend of that magical summer and presents over a 125 never-before-seen photographs, including many in color, in a large 8 ½’’ by 8 ½’’ format size of 168 pages.