#1
Anyone read it or seen the film? Which do you reckon is better?

I personally think the book; Nicholson has got the character spot on, but I reckon McMurphy would have been a huge, redheaded lumberjack character. Nicholson was just too small!

Also, the book is slightly deeper than the film, going into the Cheifs past etc.

Anyway, thoughts? I still think both are excellent, very sad yet uplifting
Last edited by fender_696 at Apr 28, 2008,
#2
Haven't read the book, but I loved the film.

Nicholson played a great part.
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#3
I've seen the film. Enjoyed it a lot, I should watch it again sometime.
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Also, the book is slightly deeper than the book, going into the Cheifs past etc.




But yes, it's a good film. I'm too old to read books now.
#6
nicholson's best movie
the book was good but the movie was epic
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#7
I hardly ever read books and I haven't read this one but the movie is great.
#8
I preferred the book tbh, although the film was damn good
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#9
never heard of it
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#10
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Anyone read it or seen the book? Which do you reckon is better?

I personally think the book; Nicholson has got the character spot on, but I reckon McMurphy would have been a huge, redheaded lumberjack character. Nicholson was just too small!

Also, the book is slightly deeper than the book, going into the Cheifs past etc.

Anyway, thoughts? I still think both are excellent, very sad yet uplifting


What?

Anyways, I've read the book...it's pretty much amazing.
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#13
I watched the movie again a few days ago, I like the real social implications that it puts out there for you to recieve, although I haven't read the book, I am considering picking it up because I love the story and would like to delve deeper into the plot
#14
I still haven't seen it, I've been wanting to after I found out that James Hetfield wrote Sanitarium after watching the film, one of my favourite songs, I feel like I need to check out the film. Looks pretty depressing, though, I rented Planet Terror instead.
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#15
Both are amazing, a great example of how to properly turn a book into a movie.
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#16
I prefer the book. In the book, the story is narrated from the Chief's point of view and I think that provides a more engaging narrative. For example, the Chief sees himself as miniscule and McMurphy is massive, based on his own perceptions. The film also neglects the huge "Machine" metaphor that is a constant presence in the book, which also provides a deep insight into the Chief character.

That being said, I adore the film and cried when Billy died.
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#17
^ really broke my heart

and the book, what they do to mac - closest i have ever been to crying over a book!
#19
Reading the book now.
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#20
The Book is great as it's from the chief's view, the film is from an impartial view and doesn't work as well imo even if it is still fantastic.
#21
It's one of those that works better as a film.

A lot of it is more in Nicholson's energetic performance; and that's something that's really hard to get a cross in a book. Plus the film has a lot more ambiguity regarding the character's motives and feelings, whereas in the book it can be rather black and white.
#22
I liked the movie a lot. It was interesting seeing actors I now regard as old when they were young (except Christopher Lloyd, who was merely less old).

However, the film didn't even touch Bromden's hallucinations of people as robots, which I thought was one of the most interesting parts of the book.