One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Analysis

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Movie Review One flew over the cuckoo’s nest Rohan Kartik 25th September, 2017 Introduction One flew over the cuckoo’s nest, directed by Miloš Forman. Based on the book by Kenneth Elton Kesey. Released in 1975. Academy Awards for: Best Picture Best Actor (Jack Nicholson) Best Actress (Louise Fletcher) Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material (Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman) Best Director (Milos Forman) Top 100 American Films by the American Film Institute. This movie was recommended to me by an old classmate and back then the title sounded interesting. I was moved after watching the movie and found out more about the book. Setting To understand the story we ought to know the book author’s background - the time this story was written in and understand the movie in contrast to this. Ken Kesey was born to dairy farmers. As an avid reader and filmgoer he was inspired by John Wayne, Edgar Rice and Zane Gray. He was a wrestler who almost qualified for…show more content…
We support the rebellious nature of Randall P. McMurphy over Nurse Ratched. Other times, we feel frustrated, upset or furious at the rigid institutional control. Lastly, a feeling of tragedy seeps over when a free soul loses to authority. The scene starts with eerie music and a woman Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) wearing a black dress greeted by the institution staff is on her way to her office? Randal P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a convict who has to undergo evaluation at a mental health facility. Later in the film in becomes clear that McMurphy is faking it in an effort to ease his sentence in the relatively better place than a prison. He boasts about his underage rape to Dr. Spivey (Dean Brooks) who is in a dilemma about McMurphy’s mental illness. Nurse Ratched far more vicious than any prison warden is waiting for him. The plot is a conflict between the forces of a free-thinking individualist, and the

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