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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Mildred Ratched.
|Studio :||United Artists, Fantasy Films, Warner Bros.,|
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|Cast :||Jack Nicholson Danny DeVito Christopher Lloyd Saul Zaentz Brad Dourif|
That was an excellent one.
The film makes a home in your brain and the only cure is to see it again.
I didn’t really have many expectations going into the movie (good or bad), but I actually really enjoyed it. I really liked the characters and the banter between them.
Great story, amazing characters, superb action, enthralling cinematography. Yes, this is something I am glad I spent money on.
The 1975 movie, ¨One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest¨ directed by Milos Forman is a moderate movie because of the characters, how it follows the book, and the emotional connection is lacking between the book and the movie. The characters are played well by the actors, but some of the characters changed in the movie. An example of this is that Chief is not a main character. The movie moderately follows the book written by Ken Kesey, but if you have read the book and loved it, then you may be a tad bit disappointed with the movie. You may be asking why? Well, one of the main characters, McMurphy, doesn't have red hair in the movie which is the one of the main reasons why people first notice him. The book makes the characters more memorable than in the movie.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a serious toned movie, with some mildly disturbing themes, but also has its moments of light hearted humour. The movie is of course based on the book, but without spoiling anything, I can say that they have multiple differences and many small things are left out or not properly explained. Without reading the book first, understanding some of the characters and the ending may be difficult or just confusing. OFOTCN is a solid movie with excellent acting, Jack Nicholson is always a plus, but is lacking in production value and a clear direction. It isn't clear what everyone's intentions are until towards the end of the film we get an idea of what just some of the characters want. The music isn't memorable and the movie's visuals having nothing especially different or specifically appealing about them. Another minor complaint is that the nurse never truly felt evil in the movie as she did in the book. In the movie, she seems to be a woman just doing her job rather than a control freak constantly abusing her powers. The hospital is an evil place as in the book, but it never truly feels evil like in the book. Chief explains things in the book through his own mind that allows us to see the hospitals "true colors" and understand just how evil it is. Without Chief's narration in the movie or any other visual symbolism, the hospital is just... a hospital. The viewer sees what it is from the outside and you can see how the inmates live, but seeing the hospital through their eyes at any point would've made for a much more interesting and in depth experience. When reading the book, I thought of the asylum as like the prison from Shawshank Redemption, which is an excellent film sharing many of the same themes. A truly evil place with a twisted leader, but the movie just doesn't deliver what the book constructed so well.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (OFOCN) is a movie that was released in 1975; it is based off a book bearing the same name by Ken Kesey and directed by Milos Forman. I would just like to quickly note that I read the book; had I not read the book, I may have thought that "OFOCN" was a good movie, despite the recurrent plot choppiness, but since I read the book, I believe that it is only an okay movie. The movie does not follow the book very well. The main idea of the plot was still there, but there are things that were important in the book, but left out in the movie. The character interpretation left something to be desired. Sure there were good actors- Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Danny DeVito, and Christopher Lloyd- which made the movie better, but the personalities of their characters, especially those of Nicholson and Fletcher, were completely different and altered the plot a little. Another thing that was not close to being accurate was that the entire book was narrated from the main character, Chief Bromden's, point of view, complete with his hallucinations. In the movie, McMurphy is the main character, and Chief isn't even seen for most of the movie. I feel that the director could have done a better job with that; they could have used a voice over, so that chief could still narrate things from his point of view. Also, many of the important events that happened in the book, did not happen in the movie or they switched the characters that were in the events. The book was written to show how people with mental illness live and how they were treated at the time, which was shown in a deep way through the character personalities, the way they interacted, Chief's narration, and the events that happen in the book. Since the movie changed a lot of these things, I believe that the story lost its depth and its underlying meaning; it just became a movie about a sane guy disrupts a bunch of "crazy people". Lastly, the movie jumps around a lot; they leave out some details that leaves you wondering, "What caused this to be happening now?" Overall, I recommend that you either read the book or watch the movie, not both, though I would recommend the book over the movie any day. The movie itself has good actors and a fairly strong plot line, but does not follow the book it is based off of very well. All in all, I would give OFOCN a 5 out of 10.
The movie "The One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", produced by Milos Forman, 1975. Deserves a 5 star rating because I did appreciate some parts of the movie, but yet again I would not buy this movie due to many parts of the movie to be weary to my liking. The movie "The One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" has a splendid soundtrack, the pacing seemed slow, and the ending has a drastic cliffhanger. The movie has a splendid soundtrack because it's relaxing to listen to, Jack Nitzsche is the producer of all the music in the movie. The pacing of the movie seems slow in the beginning which is quite annoying, but it might be due to the fact that the actors in the movie are acting to be mentally disturbed. The actor of McMurphy; Jack Nicholson, was a great choice to be set in the movie because he also was in the movie "The Shining" which definitely made the pacing of this movie faster due to his upbeat personality, and he is great with acting "crazy". The ending has a drastic cliffhanger because someone rand away from the Hospital, were they found and brought back? Did they die? Did they live there life like all the other rabbits out there? No one will know. In conclusion this movie was a great movie but I would not personally buy the movie to watch again, It was a one time thing because all of the events in the movie was enthusing but also depressing.