10 years of Flick Filosopher: crazy like a sane person
Thirty years on, one Oscar flick is more relevant than ever. From my review of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the Best Picture winner from 1975:
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a parable for how our society refuses to tolerate nonconformity…. To me it sounds an awful lot like the current craze for Ritalin, Prozac, and other personality-altering drugs. Of course there are people who genuinely need these medications, but I think all too often they’re used for convenience’s sake only. A wildly curious child with a rebellious streak, an “overly imaginative” adult who daydreams — these people can be a lot of work for an elementary school teacher or an impatient spouse. So dope ’em up, the attitude seems to be, and we’ll all rest easier.
• review of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, posted 02.23.99
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