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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    I would rate the movie ¿One Flew Over the Cuckoo¿s Nest¿ by Milo

    I would rate the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Milos Forman a 3 out of 5 stars based on the actors who were in the movie, the plot, and how old it is.
    The first topic I choose to rate this movie was the actors in the movie. I believe that the actors in this movie were decent because the played there roles well. Before I watched the movie I read the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and I pictured some of the characters in my mind somewhat different than they actually were in the movie. Out of all three of my main points that I am grading this movie on I would say the actor’s category would be one of the best that fit with what I thought it would be like. After judging the characters in the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” I thought I would take a look at the plot of this movie because without a plot the characters would have nothing to go off of. 
    My next topic I picked to rate this movie was the plot of the movie. The main reason why I have picked the plot of this movie is because I had read the book before I had watched the movie therefor I wanted to somewhat judge it of the book. I think it is interesting on how much the book and the movie were the same and was different. I believe that the movie should have had much more detail into it like the book had. The book had a lot of small details into it that made it more exciting. I think that the book kept you intrigued with reading it and the movie was kind of slow and boring at some points especially in the beginning of the movie. The plot in the movie got better as the end of the movie came up. I think that looking at the plot and the characters in this movie which are both pretty major parts of judging a movie I would say. This brings me to judge something a little simpler such as how old this movie is which could change my overall rating a little because of this. 
    The Movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Michael Douglas came out on November 19, 1975 which means that this in fact is an old movie. The fact that this is an old movie makes a difference on how we rate it I believe. Being an old movie means that the setting or plot is not going to be as exciting or powerful such as action scenes as movies from our time now are going to be. Also because this is an older movie it won’t have as good of graphics or camera shots as the movies we have today. 
    In conclusion i gave this movie a 3 out of 5 based on the three points I have gave above, Actors, Plot, and how old this movie is. I feel these three points make a movie better because without good actors you would not like the movie and without a good plot line you would not like the movie as well. I picked the point of addressing how old this movie is because of the fact that it could change your rating a little. Over all this movie is not all that terrible but it is just not to exciting and over all the book is more detailed and exiting then the movie is. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    I would rate this film a 3 out of 5. Some things that were diffe

    I would rate this film a 3 out of 5. Some things that were different from the novel to the film are the way they portrayed McMurphy. In the novel, McMurphy is quite immense and has some tattoos, as to where in the film, he was a normal sized man with not a tattoo in sight. In the novel, they are in the middle of a meeting when McMurphy brings up the fact that he wants to take the men on a fishing trip. He raises enough money to go on the trip and they leave with Nurse Ratched’s consent. They leave in two separate vehicles. In the film, the men are trying to enjoy the day out in the yard when McMurphy steals a bus with all the men on board and goes to the docks to go fishing. McMurphy goes into the shop when they are at the docks, and men laugh at them and call them names in the novel, but in the film, while boarding the fishing boat, McMurphy tells the captain that they are all doctors from the ward and then steals the boat while the captain is walking away. In the novel, the doctor is with them on the boat, but when they return in the film, the doctor is waiting for them on the docks with police officers and the captain to take them back to the ward. In the novel, no one was looking for them. In the film, they have a helicopter overhead looking for them. The novel says that the men are washed after their fishing trip, but in the film they don’t have the men washed at all.Some similarities between the novel and the film are the way the men and the staff act. McMurphy is outrageous, egotistic, street smart, witty, and knows how to stand up for the men and himself. Chief is quiet, shy, vast, and kind. Harding is smart, hardheaded, and has a bit of a temper. Martini is quiet, pint-sized, and gets excited easily. Nurse Ratched is powerful, strict, malicious, and doesn’t listen to anyone but herself. When McMurphy wants to watch the World Series, Nurse Ratched says no. The men pretend that the game is playing on the TV and they all start getting excited. McMurphy makes a lot of bets with the men throughout the novel and the film. McMurphy takes the men fishing. They have a party at the ward after all of the staff leave. McMurphy plans on leaving the ward but doesn’t because he is waiting for Billy to get done with his date with Candy. McMurphy ends up falling asleep in the ward and wakes up with all the staff looking for Billy. When they find Billy, they find him in bed with Candy. He begs Nurse Ratched not to tell his mom, but she insists. After she sends him to the doctor’s office, the other nurse finds him dead, with his throat cut, lying on the floor. McMurphy attacks Nurse Ratched and ends up being sent to the Disturbed. They bring McMurphy back into the ward and Chief goes over to him in his bed. Chief sees how bad he is after his Lobotomy and suffocates him. Chief goes into the tub room and lifts the water panel and throws it through a window in the day room. Chief leaves the ward and goes to Canada like he had planned with McMurphy.
     Although there are a lot of similarities and differences between the novel and the film, I highly recommend reading the novel. The novel tells more to the story and has a lot more detail in it than the film portrayed. I don’t enjoy reading by any means and was hesitant about it at first, but once I started reading the novel, I really got into the concept and the story line.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    The movie ¿One Flew Over the Cuckoo¿s Nest¿ was inspired by the

    The movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was inspired by the book written by Ken Kesey. The boom was made in 1962 compared to the movie made in 1975 by Milos Forman. Milos changed the setting of the characters. The movie makes the characters seem too nice and crazy. I would rate the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 3 out of 5 stars based on the actors, genre, and effects.
    The first criteria I used was acting. The actors make the movie so if they don’t fit the part than it is not a movie worth watching. Will Sampson whose role was chief or Mr. Bromden did a swell job of pretending to be the deaf and dumb crazy he was supposed to be. McMurphy who was played by Jack Nicholson played his roll enthusiastically even though I imagined him bigger. Nurse Ratched or Louis Fletcher was nothing that I thought she would be. I thought she would be bigger and more mean. Overall some of the characters played their part well even if they didn’t really fit the roll. The actors bring the genre to life.
    The second criteria I used was genre because it all depends on the mood of the movie. The genre makes the movie seem more real or true yet it has some humorous parts. The movie is completely different from the book. The movie adds the feeling of it being funny. The book gives you the feeling of how real the situation was. I thought that the movie could have been more similar to the book to give the audience a sense of feeling for what actually happened. The genre collides with the effects because of the time.
    The third criteria I used was effects. Effects make movies now days, but this movie didn’t really use that many effects. The movie didn’t have to use that many effects because of the time it was made. The very few effects that were used were used very well. I thought the movie did a wonderful job of using their resources. The effects they did use helped make the movie look and seem more real. The movie was done in the 1970’s so it was well made for the time that it was made.
    Overall my advice would be to read the book and not watch the movie. The book gives a sense of realness that the movie cannot give. Even though the movie was not that bad it gave a drama feel instead of giving a more serious feel. I feel that the age for watching this movie should be 17 and older. This movie is rated R and has some parts of it that are for older ears and eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    The Man who went into the Crazy The movie, ¿One Flew Over t

    The Man who went into the Crazy

    The movie, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” was made in 1955 and produced by Milos Foreman. It is based off of the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which was written by Ken Kesey in 1962. The movie is about a man named McMurphy who purposely gets himself in the ward to escape farm labor. When McMurphy is in the ward he realizes that things aren’t what he thought it would be. There is a set schedule for everything and everybody seems to be afraid of Nurse Ratched, a nurse who seems to suck the confidence out of all the residence. Mc Murphy tries to get the men to stand up for themselves but with Nurse Ratched’s power it is almost impossible. I would give this movie a 3 out of 5 based on the actors, genre, and ending.
    The first criteria I used to evaluate the movie was the acting. I have read the book, and a lot of the acting matches up with the characters in the book. McMurphy wasn’t exactly what I pictured him to look like because he actually looks like he could be crazy but his acting really brings to life his character in the book. For instance, McMurphy in the book is a loud and opinionated guy and he is the same way in the movie. Whenever McMurphy wants to change something in the ward he flat out asks Nurse Ratched and starts to get loud if she makes up excuses. Jack Nicholson, who plays McMurphy, is great at bringing out McMurphy’s character and making it seem very real. I think McMurphy’s acting as well as the rest of the actors really brought to life the genre of the movie, which was what the society thought a “mentally ill” person would act like.
    The second criteria is used to evaluate the movie was the genre. The story was based off of a true story. It helped show the perspectives of people who were put in Mental Hospitals in the 1950s. Many of the characters were afraid to speak out yet were well aware of what people thought of them. Also, many of the characters volunteered themselves to the ward because of the society’s perception of someone who is mentally ill. This shows just how powerful society really is on a certain group of people. The genre was very real in the ending because it gave it a more realistic ending allowing it to be more believable.
    The third criteria I used to evaluate the movie was the ending. The ending in the book was similar to the ending in the movie, which is part of what made me like the movie. In the beginning of the movie everything was a bit different from the book and I didn’t like that. The beginning of the book was mixed up in the order of events and many events were left out which made me a little mad. However, when the ending of the book/movie came they were identical which made it more enjoyable. These three criteria’s helped be have a better idea on what to rate the movie.
    The movie really helped show the perspective of patients put in wards in the 1950’s. This is why I gave it a 3 out of 5 because the acting, genre and plot were pretty well displayed, allowing me to have a better understanding of the situation. Although there were many great things about this movie I wish they would have put some events that happened in the book in the movie. Some of the events in the book were important and I think it would give a better understanding of how the patients felt. Also, I think this movie is better if you are older, around seventeen or older because it contains content that takes a bit to understand. In all however this movie was pretty interesting and there were few dull moments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    The film ¿One Flew over the Cuckoo¿s Nest¿ that came out in 1975

    The film “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” that came out in 1975 is based on the novel written by Ken Kesey,
    which came out in 1962. Both the novel and the film are based on the story of a criminal who is admitted to the
    ward and changes the culture as well as disrupts its perfection. I would rate the film, “One Flew Over the
    Cuckoo’s Nest,” 3 out of 5 stars based on the acting, plot, and if it is based in truth. The first criteria I used to evaluate the film is acting. If the film has poor actors, it does not capture the audience’s
     attention. Jack Nicholson brings the character of Randall P. Mc Murphy to life, as well as Louise Fletcher, who plays Nurse
     Ratched. Nicholson does a fantastic job of mimicking the actions of Mc Murphy. Fletcher’s harsh looks and calm
     voice throughout the film are enough to irritate the audience. The actors are responsible for laying out the
    grounds for a well-written and interesting plot. The second criteria I have chosen to use in order to evaluate the film is the plot. The story line must include 
    exciting events in order to keep the audience captured until the end. The producers of the movie did an excellent
    job of following the plot of the novel. They used specific actions of the patients in order to create their own
    version of the story. Although the author of the book and the producers of the movie didn’t create the two
    products together, a person might think both had gone this way. While actors and the plot are very important to
    a great movie, so is the genre and whether or not the film is based in truth. The last criteria I have chosen to evaluate the film is the genre and whether or not the film is based in truth.
    When the novel was written, it was in a time where many mental institutions did in fact treat the patients like
    the novel depicts. The 1960s and earlier were times in which mentally ill individuals were treated as “crazies,”
    and they were not fit to live in our society. Our society at the time was responsible for how those individuals
    were treated, and how they were dealt with. With a little background on the novel, the producers had no
    problem creating a film that fits the time period. If you read the novel and then watch the film, there is a possibility you will be disappointed. They’re both
     based on the same facts, but there are a few events from the book that are left out in the film.
    The job was well done when it came to pointing out the important parts of the book. I recommend the film,
    but I suggest reading the novel first. It’s an amazing movie to watch, and it opens a person’s eyes to what
    our society used to be.  

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not much like the book.

    The movie starts out sort of the same as the book but as soon as it comes to the fishing trip, it takes a twist! Movie overall is excellent. If you read the book before watching the movie, you will be surprised of the overall quality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2010

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