The Shining (1980) a film many hail as the best horror of all time, a claim I also agree with
Promotional shot for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ (1975) - One of the best stories and transformations for a character ever.
Which one of you nuts got any guts?!
That comment is made by McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest (1975). The film is hailed by many as one the best films ever made, directed by Milos Forman (famous for Amadeus, Man on the Moon and more) is a film that focuses on McMurphy who has managed to get himself in a psychiatric ward instead of prison due to his laziness whilst trying to convey madness.
Throughout the film McMurphy tries to rebel against the system, the dictatorship that Nurse Ratchet has developed inside the ward that has forced many of it’s patients to accept the rules and sometimes harassment, is a world that McMurphy tries to get the patients to also neglect, and eventually they do.
It really is a film that will make you cry and laugh intensely, and with a rating on IMDB of 8.8 - statistic don’t lie. At the time the film was the first film in 41 years to have swept the major categories in the Oscars with Nicholson winning best actor, Louise Fletcher winning best supporting actress, Milos Forman winning best Director, Best Screenplay adapted from other material (novel) and Best Picture as well as being nominated for another 4 Oscars.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest really is a fantastic film to watch, if you haven’t already seen it; you know what to do!
To celebrate Dennis Hopper’s birthday, I felt it was ideal to write a short review on his masterpiece of direction and performance of Easy Rider (1969).
Easy Rider (1969) a film most didn’t understand is a film, well I don’t really understand. The film doesn’t contain much of a story and certainly no real goals, apart from the drugs they’re trying to smuggle in their fuel lines, but that doesn’t play a part in the film.
The film supposedly by Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun Times) is a about how these men had sold out to the mirror image of a redneck in a truck. It’s a fantastic film that needs to be seen as everyone has a different opinions on Easy Rider. What I got out of it was that it was a statement on the country at the time in the 60’s.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was the second film to win the grand slam of the Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Milos Forman), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress. The first was ‘It Happened One Night’, four decades earlier.