Films to See Before You Die: #19 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
My brother is fast approaching his #1 movie to see before you die on his blog, As #19 he has used one of my favourite movies. I think this film is a great example for Gratitude. Imagine that this all occurred only 50 years ago. And imagine also where we could be 50 years from now! We have come so far, we cannot stop demanding more from ourselves.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Will Sampson
Synopsis: Randall Patrick “R.P.” McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), is a career criminal and in an attempt to avoid more prison time pleads insanity and is sent to a mental institution where he believes everything will be easier for him. Upon his arrival he meets Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher), who is the head nurse and dictator of his ward. McMurphy and Ratched clash almost immediately when he will not adhere to her orders and he proves to be to much of a free spirit. He often encourages the other patients to think outside the box and that maybe they aren’t that crazy after all. He starts to take a liking to Chief Bromden (Will Sampson), a giant Native American who has been rendered mute, but it doesn’t take long for McMurphy to get…
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