History Literature / OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest

1st Jan '17 3:20:04 PM rtan
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* BewareTheQuietOnes: The aides take some lumps because they underestimate quiet patients. The first is Pete Bancini, an aging patient with the mental capacity of a toddler, who has a brief moment of lucidity that results in



* UnreliableNarrator: Bromden is schizophrenic, and often hallucinates {{Literal Metaphor}}s and ties things into an overarching MindControlConspiracy.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Bromden is schizophrenic, and often hallucinates {{Literal Metaphor}}s and ties things into an overarching MindControlConspiracy. He even implies, in the very first part of the book, that ''none of the events in the novel actually happened.''
20th Dec '16 8:22:02 AM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin:
** In the novel (though not the film) [=McMurphy=] claims to have lost his at the age of TEN. Though he may be lying to impress the others.
** As for Billy, it's implied, though never outright stated, that he was a virgin [[spoiler: until he slept with Candy.]]
17th Dec '16 10:41:29 AM Kalaong
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* AesopAmnesia / StatusQuoIsGod: TearJerker example. [=McMurphy=] challenges Nurse Ratched's authority and unfair rules at every turn and becomes something of a hero to the sheepish patients, leading them to explore and regain their own lost individuality...at least until [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] attacks Ratched in order to avenge her driving Billy to suicide and is moved to another part of the hospital and lobotomized. The Chief clearly doesn't forget what [=McMurphy=] taught him, but all the other patients seem to, and when the film ends, they're all back to behaving as they did before [=McMurphy=] arrived. This doesn't happen in the book, as Murphy's attack damaged her vocal chords. None of the patients are afraid of a BattleaxeNurse who can't speak above a whisper and has to hand her cronies notes to communicate]].

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* AesopAmnesia / StatusQuoIsGod: TearJerker example. [=McMurphy=] challenges Nurse Ratched's authority and unfair rules at every turn and becomes something of a hero to the sheepish patients, leading them to explore and regain their own lost individuality...at least until [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] attacks Ratched in order to avenge her driving Billy to suicide and is moved to another part of the hospital and lobotomized. The Chief clearly doesn't forget what [=McMurphy=] taught him, but all the other patients seem to, and when the film ends, they're all back to behaving as they did before [=McMurphy=] arrived. This doesn't happen in the book, as Murphy's attack damaged her vocal chords. None chords, and none of the patients are afraid of a BattleaxeNurse who can't speak above a whisper and has to hand her cronies notes to communicate]].''mute'' BattleaxeNurse]].
17th Dec '16 10:36:17 AM Kalaong
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* AesopAmnesia / StatusQuoIsGod: TearJerker example. [=McMurphy=] challenges Nurse Ratched's authority and unfair rules at every turn and becomes something of a hero to the sheepish patients, leading them to explore and regain their own lost individuality...at least until [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] attacks Ratched in order to avenge her driving Billy to suicide and is moved to another part of the hospital and lobotomized. The Chief clearly doesn't forget what [=McMurphy=] taught him, but all the other patients seem to, and when the film ends, they're all back to behaving as they did before [=McMurphy=] arrived. This doesn't happen in the book.]]

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* AesopAmnesia / StatusQuoIsGod: TearJerker example. [=McMurphy=] challenges Nurse Ratched's authority and unfair rules at every turn and becomes something of a hero to the sheepish patients, leading them to explore and regain their own lost individuality...at least until [[spoiler:[=McMurphy=] attacks Ratched in order to avenge her driving Billy to suicide and is moved to another part of the hospital and lobotomized. The Chief clearly doesn't forget what [=McMurphy=] taught him, but all the other patients seem to, and when the film ends, they're all back to behaving as they did before [=McMurphy=] arrived. This doesn't happen in the book.]]book, as Murphy's attack damaged her vocal chords. None of the patients are afraid of a BattleaxeNurse who can't speak above a whisper and has to hand her cronies notes to communicate]].
24th Oct '16 6:12:38 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* DecoyProtagonist: Arguably the movie sets it up like MacMurphy is the main character, only revealing that the original POV character, Chief, is the main character [[spoiler: after MacMurphy is lobotomized.]]

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* DecoyProtagonist: Arguably the movie sets it up like MacMurphy [=McMurphy=] is the main character, only revealing that the original POV character, Chief, is the main character [[spoiler: after MacMurphy [=McMurphy=] is lobotomized.]]
24th Oct '16 6:12:17 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* DecoyProtagonist: Arguably the movie sets it up like MacMurphy is the main character, only revealing that the original POV character, Chief, is the main character [[spoiler: after MacMurphy is lobotomized.]]
2nd Oct '16 3:36:50 PM Drcynic24
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Poor Billy Bibbit and old Charles Cheswick.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Poor Billy Bibbit and old Charles Cheswick.Cheswick (Cheswick in the novel only, as he survives the film).]]
18th Sep '16 6:25:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Producer Saul Zaentz appears as a man at the inmates' bus outing.
22nd Aug '16 1:41:00 PM CobaltJacket
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** [[https://www.britannica.com/topic/One-Flew-over-the-Cuckoos-Nest-film-by-Forman/images-videos/Louise-Fletcher-in-One-Flew-over-the-Cuckoos-Nest/71348 Not just in the book]].
14th Apr '16 10:41:36 PM sparkles38
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* {{Montdegreen}} In the movie adaption when McMurphy says "I tried, didn't I? Goddammit." some audience members heard it as "I tried and I died. Dammit.", as some metaphorical way of expressing himself.

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* {{Montdegreen}} {{Mondegreen}} In the movie adaption when McMurphy [=McMurphy=] says "I tried, didn't I? Goddammit." some audience members heard it as "I tried and I died. Dammit.", as some metaphorical way of expressing himself.
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