An excessively silly mess of an attempt to adapt the great Terry Southern's classic(though my favorite will always be CANDY, which I would absolutely love to either adapt or illustrate one day; but which was made into an even worse film, sadly) but still a lot of fun. This was Peter Sellers' favorite book and it had been an ambition of his for a while to be Guy Grand. Also: the script was rewritten from Southern's attempt to adapt it from his own book by none other than John Cleese(who did not think much of Southern) and Graham Chapman. You can see a lot of Cleese's peculiarly precise rage in it. And this has some of the weirdest cameos you're ever likely to see(including Cleese & Chapman, in fact).
It's too bad Terry Southern didn't have the will to make more solid finished works than he did. I love his work. I see a lot of sympathy of spirit between the way Terry Southern wrote and Robert Crumb cartooned.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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