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Front Row Classics: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Sep 22, 2020


Front Row Classics tackles one of the most popular and in influential films of the 1970s. Erin McCabe and Jay Hoffman join Brandon and Eric to pay tribute to Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The discussion includes Jack Nicholson’s career defining performance as McMurphy. We also praise Louise Fletcher’s terrifying performance as Nurse Ratched, one of cinema’s greatest villains. This 1975 film also features memorable early performances by some of the most enduring character actors in the business. We discuss favorite scenes, connections to Ken Kesey’s original book, the evolution of mental health care and even give our own opinions of the upcoming Ratched series on Netflix. This is definitely a discussion you won’t want to miss as we praise a film that has stood the test of time and remains an enduring example of the power of the human spirit.

Featuring: Brandon Davis, Eric Flick, Jayson Hoffman, Erin McCabe  

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