One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Review
Milos Forman's 1975 adaptation of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which won five major Oscars, shows just how much subversive brilliance and serious misogyny can inhabit the same film. Released the year after President Nixon resigned, it captures the anti-authoritarian spirit of the Sixties counterculture, but seems to suggest that the revolution had little to offer its sisters. The film has since become a classic, with its timeless themes, dark wit, and excellent performances, especially by Oscar winners Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher. Today, Fletcher's portrayal of the insidious Nurse Ratched stands as a nursing image whose negative power may never be surpassed.
One flew over the cuckoo's nest film critic review
Directed by Milos Forman and produced by Michael Douglas, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest adapts the classic 1962 novel by Ken Kesey. The movie was praised by critics and is now considered a classic. The movie swept the Academy Awards by winning all the major awards Best Picture, Best Actor (Nicholson), Best Actress (Fletcher), Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also received nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Brad Dourif), Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score.
The film One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel, uses a form of satire called Juvenalian satire which is demonstrated in the form of attacks on vice and error with contempt and indignation....