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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (the 1975 movie)

Released in 1975, this film adaptation of the 1962 Ken Kesey novel takes place in a mental hospital in the late 1950s. Patient McMurty (Randall Patrick McMurty), a feisty misfit, upsets the quiet routine of a men’s mental ward by asserting his individuality, inspiring other patients to assert themselves and continually conflicting with head nurse, Nurse Ratched. Directed by Milos Forman, this film won all five top Oscars in 1975: Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Screenplay.

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  •  Ferrell, William K., Literature and film as modern mythology. 2000

                             Call Number: PN1995.3 .F47 2000

Reference Materials

  • New York Times Film ReviewsCall Number: REF PN1995 .N4

o   1975-1976, November 20, pg. 126.

o   November 23, pg. 128-29.

o   December 21, pg. 141.

  • Motion Picture GuideCall Number: REF PN1995 .N346 1985

o   Vol. VI, pg. 2261-62.

  • Magill’s Survey of Cinema (First Series)Call Number: REF PN1995 .M3

o   Vol. III, pg. 1265-67.

  • Encyclopedia of Novels into FilmCall Number: REF PN1997.85 .T54 1998

o   Pg. 311-13.

  • Guide to Critical ReviewsCall Number: REF Z5782 .S342 Pt. 4, Suppl. 1

o   Part IV: The Screenplay, Supplement One: 1963-1980, Pg. 449.

Research Databases

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  •  Film & Television Literature Index
  • Academic Search Complete
  • New York Times Historical Newspapers

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