Season 3: Episode 83 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest/ Dancer in the Dark
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Considered one of the greatest American films of all time, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is directed by Milos Forman. The film would be filmed at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Oregon where the novel takes place.
The film would be produced by Michael Douglas and stars Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, Michael Berryman and Scatman Crothers. The film would be the third highest grossed film of 1975 and has since been inaugurated into the Library of Congress. An interesting fact the author of the book, Ken Kelsey, who disliked the film.
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
The 2000 Danish musical melodrama directed by Lars Von Trier tells the tale of a daydreaming factory worker saving up for an eye operation for her son who maybe suffering from the same degenerative eye condition for which she suffers from.
The film is very mixed with some considering it to be too melodramatic whilst others considers this to be the most important film of the 21st Century. The film is considered the third in a series of films known as the Golden Heart Trilogy. Breaking the Waves and The Idiots being the first two in the trilogy.
The film stars Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse and Peter Stormare. Bjork claims that making the film was emotionally draining and she would not make another film but would make one other film, Drawing Restraint 9. In 2017, Bjork would join the #metoo movement by stating that Von Trier allegedly acting inappropriate towards her which he denies.
Opening Credits (.20); Introduction (07.10); Forming the Plot (12.50); Film Trailer (18.39); Page to Page (22.13); Outlining the Script (1:02.12); Film Trailer (1:04.27); Lights, Camera, Action (1:07.44); Epilogue (1:39.22); End Credits (1:44.39); Closing Theme (1:46.44)
Opening Credits – Virtual Insanity – by Jamiroquai from the album High Times: Singles 1992 - 2006
Closing Credits – I Go Crazy – by Paul Davis from the album Singer of Songs, Teller of Tales
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