For a true appreciation of Vonnegut, go here. As for me, I like the crap he wrote for women's journals. My aunt turned me on to the short story "Long Walk to Forever," which I read every now and then because it's an arm wrestling match between Vonnegut's writerly sensibilities and his deference to the target audience. (The match is an electric stalemate -- here's a shoddy transcription of the story.) The heart of the matter: I always wanted to make a short film of it, but just found out that has already been done. Denis Leary made his acting debut in the 1987 film version.I want to see this. Has anyone seen it? Heard anything about it? Being a short film from 20 years ago, I'd imagine it's simply unviewable today. Not on DVD. Not on eBay. And so on. Next post: I got a look at 20 minutes of Hairspray footage today. Reactions tomorrow.