In the film, the ingenuity of Forman is seen in the way he personifies the character of McMurphy through Jack Nicholson where he lives free or ultimately dies in what can be practically seen as a mercy killing act. The setting and characterization of Forman is quite impressive in the way it dramatizes the insubordination and rebellion against the oppressive authority that denies the in-mates rights to freedom and self-expression. As the film events unfold to the audience, the wilderness of Oregonian at dawn exposes the audience to the mental institution where the head admini...
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...usion, the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Milos Forman succeeds in characterization, setting and achieving social commentary position that is quite influential in inspiring masses through the themes; oppression and rebellion. Even though McMurphy is just like every in-mate in this mental institution, he endeavors to change the status-quo that Nurse Ratched is determined to maintain. Ratched’s leadership and authority is representative of the oppressive regimes that are bound to be changed with the conscientization of masses.
Constanzo, William V. “Writing About Film.” Exploring Literature: Writing About Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Essay. 3rd ed. Ed. Frank Madden. New York: Pearson Longman, 2006. 1338-1344
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Dir. Milos Forman. Prod. Saul Zaentz and Michael Douglas. Videocassette. United Artists Films, 1975.
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