Review of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Moving picture, 133 minutes

The inevitable, exaggerated swing back from the institutionalizing agenda of The Sniper (1952). This film is built on the reaction to Laing/Rosenhan resulting in exaggerated reliance on DSM simplification and eventually a massive industry for Prozac and similar treatments. The movie has aged better than its own idealism.

References here: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Instinct (1999), I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (2006), Summer Survivors (2018).

moving picture fiction