While watching Will Ferrell play Ron Burgundy this afternoon, matinee-time, I giggled at the idea of Ferrell hamming it up as Ezra Pound in a movie largely set in that hot and airy cell...and then realized what a genius move that would be. You could even take the title from The Pisan Cantos. Possibly one of Olson's poems to/for/against Pound.
It is comedy after all.
What do you think, Josh? You and me next spring write the screen play. Having tackled the Pisan Cantos and Bios for our docs, we should be able to throw it down in short order.
We could pitch it to David O. Russell (Spanking the Monkey and Three Kings,) who executive produced Anchorman. He has the eyes and ears for such things, in my opinion.
I am going for it.