One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (film)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 drama film directed by Miloš Forman and based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
The film was the second to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor in Lead Role, Actress in Lead Role, Director, and Screenplay) following It Happened One Night in 1934, an accomplishment not repeated until 1991 by The Silence of the Lambs.
The film is #20 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Movies list. It was shot at Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Oregon, which was also the setting of the novel.
Famous quotes containing the words nest, flew and/or cuckoo:
“He builds a big town with his mouth, but not even a flys nest with his hands.”
—Estonian. Trans. by Ilse Lehiste (1993)
“The birds that came to it through the air
At broken windows flew out and in,
Their murmur more like the sigh we sigh
From too much dwelling on what has been.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“He was but as the cuckoo is in June,
Heard, not regarded.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)