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One flew east, one flew west...

Posted to WritersAndGenres

I think that Kesey intended McMurphy's murder to be a final act of love, of companionship + comradrie between the Cheif and McMurphy- a sort of euthanasia, also out of respect for the McMurphy that WAS not the shadow of who he WAS, what he turned into...It's an amazing film but the book is so much better. The ending scene is much much better in the book...I think I heard somewhere that up until recently Kesey refused to see the film version...I'm not sure, is this rumor true?