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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Writing Prompt  

Due: Tuesday, December 1st

Write a double-spaced, two page response.  Incorporate answers to the following questions in your response.


  1. Justify the casting in the film.  Why were the actors cast appropriate for the roles?
  2. Using Jack Nicholson’s performance in the movie, classify him as either an “impersonator,” “interpreter,” or a “personality.”  SUPPORT your answer.  Use 332-333 for reference.
  3. Identify one particular scene in which acting was specifically important to the value of the movie.  Explain.
  4. Critique Louise Fletcher’s performance of Nurse Ratched.  How was she convincing or unconvincing?
  5. How strong were the supporting performances in the movie?  Justify.