Movie/Book Comparison of one Flew Over the Cukoos Nest Written by Ken Kesey

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Through various transitions from novel to film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" has provided viewers with a whole new perspective. Director, Milos Forman, has changed the story, adding more excitement and new twists, while taking away several detailings. Ken Kesey, the author of the famous novel, expresses his views and general story through the eyes of a half native non-committed mental patient, found in the institiution where most of the story takes place. Whereas the film is narrated in a general perspective. Comparable changes made through the transition such as the improtance of McMurphy's demise, as well as the "fishing trip" scenario. All of these minor transitions can make a big difference. Minor detailing can shift one's paradigm and empower them to view things differently and gather more form the movie or novel, depending on personal preferance.

Chief Bromden, a tall, masculin, half native patient residing at the ward the longest, provides the reader with his unreliable, dellusional perspective throughout the entire novel.

Though the film he did not narrate the story, but rather told from a more general view, as most fims are. Having a story narrated by one of the ward's patients can put a different spin on things as it tends to be more opinionated and bias, (and especially different when that person is the one who is pretending to be mute throughout the whole duration of the story), oppose to the general public's eye with the steering wheel in the hands of director, Milos Forman, the artist placing the final touches, adding, and subtracting form the canvas, the story behind it and even the picture itself.

Along with the other minor adjustments found throughout the transition made from page-to-screen was that of the incident where Cheswick passes away. Instead, he carries on,