One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
“When I heard about the tall Indian, I knew I had to do this movie”
“I never even knew a tall indian!”
“Where are the sodding birds?”
About The Book
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest is a factual novel by Ken Kesey. Its main character is a very tall Indian hired by the Indian Mafia, and although he was not the tallest mobster in the world, he was the tallest mobster in Sequim, Washington. (even though he was only fictual). The book is prove that sometimes a good notion can still result in horrible, horrible fiction.
Film & Drama
Amazed by the fact that the book was about a tall Indian, some people decided to make a movie based on the book. Jack Nicholson plays the most important character, and his name in the movie is probably John or Michael or something along those lines. There is also an Indian there but his name is unknown (he doesn't talk so he can't introduce himself!).
The plot (spoiler alert! yeah seriously!) of the movie is mainly like this: Jack Nicholson comes to a mental institution and the very tall Indian is already there. Jack tries to say "hi" to the Indian, but the Indian can't respond because he can't talk. After that Jack gets very angry at the Indian and does a lot of crazy things to punish the Indian. He steals a bus and drives off with all the people there and he even invites some girls to go along. The Indian is of course not invited. Then he jumps on the Indian and sits on him for a while and makes the Indian run around. After that the Indian tells Jack that he can in fact talk. Then the crazy thing happens. The Indian simply kills him as some sort of revenge! Following that the Indian runs away and there the story ends.
The message in this story is very simple: Do not make Indians angry! When you do that, they may kill you.
Oh yes there are themes in this novel. The first is birds, obviously, which is a reoccuring motif throughout the book, starting with the title, and is mentioned a total of one other time in the book, where the tall Indian decides the motif is fast becoming non-reoccurring. He then decides to add geese into the mix by mentioning how his (sane) dad taped his dead grandma to a tree and scared off some nosy white people by talking about geese that didn't exist. As if there weren't enough only-once-mentioned-in-the-entire-novel characters in that secion, another character is introduced to simply laugh at the geese... that still don't exist.
Oh, and if you purchase the Penguin Classics published version of the book you can find the bird symbol occurs again here!
Females is the second, because a lot of women have a lot to say against this book, because of the absence of insane women in the crazy house, except the nurse who has really big breasts that become a reoccuring motif throughout the book, when the character who is Jack Nickleson-but-not persistantly questions her about her bra size (suprise christmas gift, perhaps?)and gets no reply. He eventually lets curiosity get the better of him and rips her shirt off, and although everyone is certain she whoud have appreciated the little lace number he picked out for her, being the tease she is, she gets him back for his public display of affection by cheekily lopping his brain off while he sleeps.