Re: Dr. Kellog to the rescue!

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Tue Feb 15 2000 - 21:56:18 MST

john grigg wrote:

> KPJ wrote:
> >"We must stop masturbation! It makes you feeble-minded and blind!"
> Eat Kellog's cornflakes for breakfast, that'll help ya'! Ever see the
> movie, "The Road to Wellesville?" It is a classic.

John, its one of those movies that came and went quietly in the theatres,
then dittos in video, a tremendously underrated film. I venture that
few on this list ever heard of The Road to Wellville, or the excellent
on which it was based, same title, by T. Coraghessan Boyle.

This is a work of historical fiction, and it is clear that this author did

his homework thoroughly. Wellville is about John Harvey Kellogg and
the rise of the breakfast food industry. Altho meticulously faithful to
the facts, this brilliant writer manages to make the affair hilarious at
the same time. I have read three other of Boyles books, and they
too are excellent.

[Wellville publisher Penguin Books, 1993]

The film starred Dana Carvey in his only (that I know of) sorta
semi serious role. Altho he does some hilarious stuff in there, it
is the script and not SNL style cutting up. Check it out! spike

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