Sunday, December 9, 2007

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Milos Foreman

In 1975, Sweedish filmmaker Milos Foreman made an American masterpiece called One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The film stars Jack Nichalson in one of his greatest and most memoriable roles, as R.P. McMurphy, a Christ figure with an attitude. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay one of only three (It Happened one Night and Silence of te Lambs) to win all five of the "top" Oscars. Cuckoo's Nest is bitingly funny and heartwrenching. Milos Foreman was able to use this as a launch pad for other classics such as Oscar-winnging Amadeus, The People vs Larry Flynt and Man on the Moon (among others). One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a film near the top of every great movies list ever made and is truly one of gems of America's cinematic awakening of the 1970's where we spend a lot of time on here on this list.

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