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An ESL / EFL Online Gap-Fill Quiz on One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest






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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 American film directed by Miloš Forman. It is on the 1962 novel of the same by Ken Kesey. The movie Jack Nicholson, who plays Randle, a prisoner who is transferred from prison to a mental institution for evaluation. Although he does not show any of mental illness, he hopes to avoid hard labour and serve the rest of his sentence in a more relaxed hospital environment. However, he comes up the super-tough Nurse Mildred Ratched. She humiliates patients and forces them into a mind-numbing, boring daily to keep the patients calm and quiet. The movie is about the of wits between McMurphy and the nurse.

The film was only the second to win all five Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor in Lead Role, Actress in Lead Role, Director, and Screenplay). It received generally positive from critics. One that “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a film so good in so many of its that there's a temptation to forgive it when it goes wrong.” The film is to be one of the greatest American films. In 1993, the United States Library of Congress said it was "culturally, historically, or aesthetically ". The film was shown in Swedish for nearly 11 years – between 1976 and 1987 – which is a record. When Miloš Forman learned that, he said, "I'm absolutely by that... It's wonderful."



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