The perspective changes everything   A comparison of the narrative perspective of film and novel  One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest

The perspective changes everything A comparison of the narrative perspective of film and novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest


  • Release: 2004-10-18
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
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  • File: PDF, 30 page
  • ISBN: 9783638316538
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0 (A), Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), language: English, abstract: The novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey is without a doubt an outstanding example of American Literature. So it was obviously necessary to make a movie out of the manuscript. Unfortunately, there are some harsh differences between movie and book, which in some cases change the original plot in a way that influences the viewer. Most of the differences come out of the different narrative perspective of the film because the story is just to ld objectively, while the book tells it from a patient’s point of view. But there are inexactnesses that change the viewer’s perspective towards the characters. The only fact “saving” the movie is the choice of incredible actors. Jack Nicholson (McMurphy), Louise Fletcher (Ms. Ratched), William Redfield (Harding), Will Sampson (Chief Bromden) and Brad Dourif (Billy Bibbit) are only the main examples for the unbelievable performance shown in this movie by all actors. Although most of their characters are illustrated differently in the book, they all did a great job. Since my project is to compare the narrative perspective of the book to that of the film my sources were the book1 and the DVD.2 Additionally I have used several essays collected in “A casebook on Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” edited by George J. Searles3. This book was a very valuable source for my work because the essays content lots of information, interpretations, and views of various authors on many different themes. 1 Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Signet Books, 1995. 2 Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest. Warner Bros. Home Videos, 2003. 3 George J. Searles: A casebook on Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. University of New Mexico Press, first edition, Albuquerque, 1992.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest


  • Release: 2012-01-19
  • Publisher: Penguin
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  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781101575277
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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Film and the Arts in Symbiosis

Film and the Arts in Symbiosis


  • Release: 1988
  • Publisher: Greenwood
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  • File: PDF, 392 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015013519023
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Film and the Arts in Symbiosis is an interesting collection of readable essays written by film scholars and teachers. Each essay is accompanied by a set of footnotes, a bibliography, and a filmography. The essays cover the relationship between film and painting, photography, graphic arts, literature, theater, classical and popular music, radio, television, video art, and the `new media'. . . . This is a unique and valuable anthology, providing well-written and well-edited essays that may well be used as course readings. RQ This unusual resource guide and handbook examines the key relationships and abundant interconnections between motion pictures and eleven other traditional or communication arts. For the first time, the work of scholars who have studied or taught in fields as diverse as broadcasting, art, music, photography, and popular culture is pulled together for ready access in one volume. Film and the Arts in Symbiosis, takes an exploratory, yet systematic look at the interdisciplinary nature of the film medium and both highlights and enthusiastically endorses that multi-faceted tradition.

The Hippie Narrative

The Hippie Narrative


  • Release: 2015-01-24
  • Publisher: McFarland
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  • File: PDF, 263 page
  • ISBN: 0786481196
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The Hippie movement of the 1960s helped change modern societal attitudes toward ethnic and cultural diversity, environmental accountability, spiritual expressiveness, and the justification of war. With roots in the Beat literary movement of the late 1950s, the hippie perspective also advocated a bohemian lifestyle which expressed distaste for hypocrisy and materialism yet did so without the dark, somewhat forced undertones of their predecessors. This cultural revaluation which developed as a direct response to the dark days of World War II created a counterculture which came to be at the epicenter of an American societal debate and, ultimately, saw the beginnings of postmodernism. Focusing on 1962 through 1976, this book takes a constructivist look at the hippie era’s key works of prose, which in turn may be viewed as the literary canon of the counterculture. It examines the ways in which these works, with their tendency toward whimsy and spontaneity, are genuinely reflective of the period. Arranged chronologically, the discussed works function as a lens for viewing the period as a whole, providing a more rounded sense of the hippie Zeitgeist that shaped and inspired the period. Among the 15 works represented are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Crying of Lot 49, Trout Fishing in America, Siddhartha, Stranger in a Strange Land, Slaughterhouse Five and The Fan Man.

Individual vs  Society in Ken Kessey s Novel and Film  One Flew Over the Cuckoo   s Nest

Individual vs Society in Ken Kessey s Novel and Film One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest


  • Release: 2009-05-06
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
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  • File: PDF, 5 page
  • ISBN: 9783640324583
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In the history of the world with the classical political system from the Greek and Roman civilisations till today the list of pioneers who lost their lives because of their vain attempts to change society is too long. Some of them were considered dangerous megalomaniacs like Mc Murphy and were suppressed, sometimes without being known by the public at large.

Seeing and Believing

Seeing and Believing


  • Release: 2001
  • Publisher: Boynton/Cook
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 170 page
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105110336596
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Provides ideas for teaching media literacy in English classes, showing how to analyze films and television and develop an elective film course.