Additionally, this film won all 5 major categories in the 48th Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Leading Actor , Best Leading Actress , and Best Screenplay and. It's interesting that in the book the only kind and sympathetic nurse was Asian. The film is also noted for its casting, which includes early cinematic appearances by such later respected actors as Brad Dourif Billy Bibbit , Christopher Lloyd Taber , and Danny DeVito Martini. The fact that he's mentally ill makes for quite a wild read, sure, but it also makes a larger point about rebels and outsiders. While this movie was very close to the original version of the story, it could not keep up with the power and the emotions that were ignited through use of the written word.
Ken Kesey's novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and the movie, directed by Milos Forman, both provide excellent, yet different portrayals of the general plot and themes of the story. At some time—perhaps in your childhood—you may have been allowed to get away with flouting the rules of society. We miss out on some characterization because of this especially the Chief's but instead we get a sense of what it would be like in a real institution. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest film After watching the movie, one notices that Chief Bromden does not play a largely important role in the advancement of the plot until the final minutes of the film. A movie can't be narrated or seen through one character's mind in the same way as a novel. One of the most important things that was lost in the movie was the struggles of Chief Bromden. The reader really gets the feeling that McMurphy is enraging the Nurse.
Martini Martini Portrayed by: Dr. However, the feelings, moods, and overall depictions of the story presented in the novel differ greatly from those in the movie. Most people think of freedom. Mental illness is nothing to laugh about, but the fact that Nicholson is not really crazy at least in my opinion allows us to be amused. It is no coincidence that this act, which symbolically resurrects his manhood, also literally introduces his penis to sexual activity. The passage from One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest is filled with diction as well. Another problem with the film in comparison to the novel is the way in which McMurphy tries to wear down Nurse Ratched.
Read on to find out what that is. In the book Taber dies before Mcmurphy ever arrives on the ward. Each portrayed characters differently and therefore set a different scene and mood to the story. Dean Brooks Doctor Spivey , Will Sampson Chief Bromden , Sydney Lassick Charlie Cheswick , Marya Small Candy Starr , and William Redfield Dale Harding. I think the book was much better than the movie. Each and every time a movie is produced from a book, the producers are forced to change parts of the story in order to suit the audiences needs for a faster paced plot. I don't think Kesey wanted to say anything in particular about blacks though, other than showing how a subjugated male outlets aggression by participating in socially sanctioned violence on those considered lesser or marginal.
But with the famous Jack Nicholson finesse, the ante gets upped, and we're given a much more visually compelling scene, complete with swelling music. He is constantly trying to push the limits of Nurse Ratched, who runs the institution in an irrationally controlled manner. This explains how McMurphy is able to bring Chief along on the fishing excursion in the novel, a detail not explained in the film. When reading a novel, the reader can become accustomed to the character that he paints in his mind, through the words that he reads. I've read the book over and over again as well as watched the movie. The movie doesn't have that point of view, it is just presented like it happened. They have fleshed out the characters and made them unique to their particular talents.
When two different societies are combined, they undoubtedly will change one another. Upon arriving at the hospital, he finds the ward run by , a steely tyrant who subtly intimidates her patients into doing her bidding. A mutual acquaintance, the casting director , had already mentioned her name as a possibility. There were a few major differences that I found between the book. The first main difference comes from the point of view.
As easy a task as it may sound, there are many problems that can arise from trying to adapt a book into a movie, being that the written word is what makes the novel a literary work of art. McMurphy's more conventional rebellion reawakens the chief's own unique perspective and sense of identity… which he celebrates by smothering McMurphy's lobotomized body, smashing the nearest window and making a break for freedom. When you broke a rule you knew it. As easy a task as it may sound, there are many problems that can arise from trying to adapt a book into a movie, being that the written word is what makes the a literary work of art. I appreciated the character base and thought there was a lot of hidden meaning behind the book. Coincidentally, this is the same course the Chief follows when he escapes from the hospital, giving the novel's resolution a degree of uncertainty as to whether the Chief will succeed in the outside world or succumb to a worse fate in a world increasingly overrun by dehumanizing mechanization.
By restricting the novel to a single set, the play captures the sense of claustrophobia on the mental ward very effectively and the immediacy of the action makes one feel part of the events. This choice also makes the whole shebang more personal. It is obvious that he is going to break that Nurse down at one point or another. The movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest captured all of the main themes of the book and left the viewer with the same emotions and understanding of the complex plot. He seems to love his compadres in the hospital.