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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Home (1975)

Yr 12 2005

  • One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest is a film. It is a film. It is a film. It is not a book or a story you heard. It is a film. Discuss this as a FILM and everything about it as a FILM that constructs meaning.

  • Hey, don't think that Sparks is going to win the day for you. What do YOU think about the issues in the film? How did it get to YOU?

  • Also as soon as you start feeding empty "FreeEssayDotcom-speak", then you sound like a fraud. Read these for sure, but what do YOU think and why?
  1. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest Script 1

  2. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest Script 2

    (Scripts differ somewhat. I think the second is more accurate.) The script provides camera work, POV, music cues  and obviously, verbal language. You MUST refer to these for your close study of two scenes.)

  3. Review 1

  4. Review 2

  5. Review 3

  6. Review 4 (Concise with some great info.)

  7. Review 5 (depth of response)

  8. Review 6

  9. Review 7 - Nurse Ratched

  10. Sparks Notes : Themes and Motifs





More to follow on how this film :

  • develops character;

  • gives attention to discerning the themes, ideas and view of human experience;

  • explores the values and attitudes underlying these theme;

  • uses verbal language to communicate ideas, attitudes and values;

  • is structured and uses traditional narrative elements such as plot and character;

  • uses film techniques / film language/ elements of film language such as music, lighting, camera work, sets, montage and performance. to construct meaning (ie the shaping of the film);

  • entertains / engages / educates / informs / makes you laugh or cry etc;

  • is a cultural commodity;

  • has meaning partially constructed by other films and texts you have been exposed to.

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