Comparison of Book and Film of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

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Comparison of Book and Film of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey There are differences and similarities in the book "One flew over the cuckoo's nest" by Ken Kesey and the movie, which is based on the novel. The characters are the same, so is Nurse Ratchard in both the book and the movie represented as an angry and two faced woman. She wants to have the absolute control over the ward and therefore manipulates the men. The only thing that is not equal in regard to the nurse is here physical appearance. While she has a face like a baby doll with a small nose, white skin and baby-blue eyes, …show more content…

____, who plays his part in the moving pictures, fits this appearance exactly. Bromden is a half Colombian and Indian and pretends to be deaf and dumb. This is one reason why he has full access to the whole building, because nobody fears he could hear something he is not supposed to. But he is also always sweeping the halls and therefore needs this special right.

The plot in the film has more differences regarding to the story than the characters had.

Similarly is the admission scene, when McMurphy arrives at the hospital and introduces himself to the patients on his own, very remarkable way. He is wearing dirty jeans and t-shirt, a leather jacket over his arm and a cap. The first meeting on the other hand is created different, because in the original Dr. Spivey takes part in it, but in the movie he and McMurphy have a nearly familiar conversation about why McMurphy is on the ward and in this moment they find out that they attended the same school. So after this scene the relationship between the both is more like friends in the film, while they have a normal patient-doctor relationship in the story. Like in the first meeting Dr. Spivey never takes part in such events in the screen play like it's described in the novel. Other examples for such changes by the regieseur are the basketball scenes. While they always take place on the

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