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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

07 Dec

one flew over the cuckoo's nestWhile serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher). This Milos Forman masterpiece was the first film since It Happened One Night (1934) to take all five major Oscar prizes for picture, director, screenplay, actor (Nicholson) and actress (Fletcher). (Netflix)

This is the epitome of a classic movie. Great actors in their prime, a really compelling story. Not having the high tech of filmmaking today, this movie shows that you don’t actually need millions of dollars in special effects to make a  fantastic movie. I really can’t say enough good things about it. Jack Nicholson was great as McMurphy. He completely takes the audience and the other characters and makes them question whether he is actually crazy or not, because there are totally arguments for both. Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched was cold, calculating, a perfect antagonist hidden underneath a nurse’s uniform. Also loved Will Sampson as Chief, Brad Dourif as Billy, and Danny DeVito as Martini. If anything, it is pretty long and dragged a little bit in a few spots. But overall, it’s an awesome anti-establishment movie that everyone should see.

8.5/10

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Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

  1. dbmoviesblog

    December 9, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Great review. I just finished the book on which this film was based, and I got to say that I got to love the person who wrote script to ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ because they did an amazing job – not only they incorporated ALL funny and worthwhile storylines, but they also extended it and made the book look like a complete loser in comparison. That’s the skill.

     
    • jeleff11

      December 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks! I’ve wanted to read the book for awhile now, because I find the transition of page to screen of adaptations fascinating. For me, as much as I love books, there is something about real people inhabiting the characters and saying the words that makes it better for me 🙂

       

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