12 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

When he cracked up I cracked up.

When he cracked up I cracked up.

Now we’re getting to the good shit.Cuckoos Nest is a movie adaptation of Ken Keseys book of the same name.OFOTCN is great film,Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of Murphy as the slick street tough dude who gets banged up for fighting but then gets transferred to the mental is spot on.There’s a load of familiar faces in the ensemble.For example we have The Penguin,Doc Brown,buddy from The Shining and the dude who plays a ghost in Ghost.De Vito being one of the most convincing mentalists for me.I just remembered i read this a good while back and it was pretty interesting.It’s told through the eyes of the chief and the film is pretty accurate except in the book the chief believes theres a machine in the hospital that opens up and sucks everyone into the cogs while they sleep.When i read this i thought ‘what the fuck?’.Then it took a moment to realise that yeah he is mental,these people are all mental.When you see the film you just see funny and entertaining but you have to realise that yes they are in there for a reason.The last 12 minutes of the film are harrowing.Sad shit.

IMDB RATING      –     8.8
MY RATING     –    8.6
SEEN BEFORE     –    YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     – NURSE RATCHED IS A CUNT.GO SEE’BERLIN CALLING’ FOR A 21ST CENTURY VERSION.

217 – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

CUNT

CUNT

This film got me pretty angry,well the first quarter of it and all because of one woman ;Blanche.She’s conceited ,vain ,narcissistic and a compulsive liar with ideas of grandeur.The films about 2 sisters raised in Mississippi.While one left and moved to New Orleans and had the craic,the other stayed at home and thinks she’s hot shit or a queen.Bitch.Turns out in the end she’s a hooker.Spoiler.Fuck you Blanche.Also she cracks up with herself,seems she can’t distinguish between her stories and reality.Brando is quality in this though.This was wrote as a play,with one set i imagine,and a few things seem off in it as a film like in one scene someone can be having a bath in one room while in the other a bomb goes off and they don’t hear it,while in another a couple are whispering in the house and it can be heard from the busy street.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7
SEEN BEFORE     –    NO
RECOMMEND?     –     MAYBE
OVERALL     –   MARLON BRANDO IS FUCKING EXCELLENT IN THIS.SEE IT JUST FOR HIS PERFORMANCE.