One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (movie)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 American drama movie based on Ken Kesey's novel of the same name and directed by Milos Forman. It is set on a locked psychiatric ward in 1963 Oregon. The movie starred Jack Nicholson in the lead role.
|One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest|
|Directed by||Milos Forman|
|Produced by||Michael Douglas|
|Written by||Bo Goldman|
From the book by Ken Kesey
|Music by||Jack Nitzsche|
|Edited by||Sheldon Kahn|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|November 19, 1975|
It was the first movie to win all five main Academy Awards since It Happened One Night. These awards included Best Picture, Best Actor (Nicholson), Best Actress (Louise Fletcher), Best Director (Forman), and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The novel's writer, Kesey, did not like the movie. This was because it did not take the perspective (view) of a Native American character, Chief Bromden (a more important character in the book than in the movie). The screenplay was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.