The perspective changes everything - A comparison of the narrative perspective of film and novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

The perspective changes everything - A comparison of the narrative perspective of film and novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
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by Juliane Weuffen

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2004-10-18
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 363831653X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0 (A), Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), language: English, abstract: The novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey is without a doubt an outstanding example of American Literature. So it was obviously necessary to make a movie out of the manuscript. Unfortunately, there are some harsh differences between movie and book, which in some cases change the original plot in a way that influences the viewer. Most of the differences come out of the different narrative perspective of the film because the story is just to ld objectively, while the book tells it from a patient’s point of view. But there are inexactnesses that change the viewer’s perspective towards the characters. The only fact “saving” the movie is the choice of incredible actors. Jack Nicholson (McMurphy), Louise Fletcher (Ms. Ratched), William Redfield (Harding), Will Sampson (Chief Bromden) and Brad Dourif (Billy Bibbit) are only the main examples for the unbelievable performance shown in this movie by all actors. Although most of their characters are illustrated differently in the book, they all did a great job. Since my project is to compare the narrative perspective of the book to that of the film my sources were the book1 and the DVD.2 Additionally I have used several essays collected in “A casebook on Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” edited by George J. Searles3. This book was a very valuable source for my work because the essays content lots of information, interpretations, and views of various authors on many different themes. 1 Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Signet Books, 1995. 2 Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest. Warner Bros. Home Videos, 2003. 3 George J. Searles: A casebook on Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. University of New Mexico Press, first edition, Albuquerque, 1992.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
50th Anniversary Edition

by Ken Kesey

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-01-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1101575271
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Film and the Arts in Symbiosis

Film and the Arts in Symbiosis
A Resource Guide

by Gary Richard Edgerton

  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Film and the Arts in Symbiosis is an interesting collection of readable essays written by film scholars and teachers. Each essay is accompanied by a set of footnotes, a bibliography, and a filmography. The essays cover the relationship between film and painting, photography, graphic arts, literature, theater, classical and popular music, radio, television, video art, and the `new media'. . . . This is a unique and valuable anthology, providing well-written and well-edited essays that may well be used as course readings. RQ This unusual resource guide and handbook examines the key relationships and abundant interconnections between motion pictures and eleven other traditional or communication arts. For the first time, the work of scholars who have studied or taught in fields as diverse as broadcasting, art, music, photography, and popular culture is pulled together for ready access in one volume. Film and the Arts in Symbiosis, takes an exploratory, yet systematic look at the interdisciplinary nature of the film medium and both highlights and enthusiastically endorses that multi-faceted tradition.

The Hippie Narrative

The Hippie Narrative
A Literary Perspective on the Counterculture

by Scott MacFarlane

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-01-24
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 9780786481194
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Hippie movement of the 1960s helped change modern societal attitudes toward ethnic and cultural diversity, environmental accountability, spiritual expressiveness, and the justification of war. With roots in the Beat literary movement of the late 1950s, the hippie perspective also advocated a bohemian lifestyle which expressed distaste for hypocrisy and materialism yet did so without the dark, somewhat forced undertones of their predecessors. This cultural revaluation which developed as a direct response to the dark days of World War II created a counterculture which came to be at the epicenter of an American societal debate and, ultimately, saw the beginnings of postmodernism. Focusing on 1962 through 1976, this book takes a constructivist look at the hippie era’s key works of prose, which in turn may be viewed as the literary canon of the counterculture. It examines the ways in which these works, with their tendency toward whimsy and spontaneity, are genuinely reflective of the period. Arranged chronologically, the discussed works function as a lens for viewing the period as a whole, providing a more rounded sense of the hippie Zeitgeist that shaped and inspired the period. Among the 15 works represented are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Crying of Lot 49, Trout Fishing in America, Siddhartha, Stranger in a Strange Land, Slaughterhouse Five and The Fan Man.

Individual vs. Society in Ken Kessey's Novel and Film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest"

Individual vs. Society in Ken Kessey's Novel and Film 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'
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by Theophile Masy Divangamene

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2009-05-06
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN : 3640324587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the history of the world with the classical political system from the Greek and Roman civilisations till today the list of pioneers who lost their lives because of their vain attempts to change society is too long. Some of them were considered dangerous megalomaniacs like Mc Murphy and were suppressed, sometimes without being known by the public at large.

A Casebook on Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A Casebook on Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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by George John Searles

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching and Learning in Honors

Teaching and Learning in Honors
A Book

by Cheryl L. Fuiks,Larry Clark

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Research Guide to American Literature

Research Guide to American Literature
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by John Cusatis

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 1438134053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covers American literature during the postwar period.

Seeing and Believing

Seeing and Believing
How to Teach Media Literacy in the English Classroom

by Ellen Krueger,Mary T. Christel

  • Publisher : Boynton/Cook
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides ideas for teaching media literacy in English classes, showing how to analyze films and television and develop an elective film course.

Notes Plus

Notes Plus
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Writing for the Media

Writing for the Media
Film, Television, Video, and Radio

by Paul Rubenstein,Martin Joseph Maloney

  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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1994 Mla International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures

1994 Mla International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures
British and Irish, Commonwealth, English Caribbean, and American Literatures

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Modern Language Assn of Amer
  • Release : 1995-06
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780873526715
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Orleans Review

The New Orleans Review
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control

Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control
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by Michelle Inderbitzin,Kristin A. Bates,Randy R. Gainey

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2018-11-21
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1544308078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control provides a sociological examination of deviance and social control in society. Derived from the same author team’s successful text/reader version, this concise and student-friendly resource uses sociological theories to illuminate a variety of issues related to deviant behavior and societal reactions to deviance. The authors briefly explain the development of major sociological theoretical perspectives and use current research and examples to demonstrate how those theories are used to think about and study the causes of deviant behavior and the reactions to it. Focusing on the application—rather than just the understanding—of theory, the Second Edition offers a practical and fascinating exploration of deviance in our society.

West Coast Review of Books

West Coast Review of Books
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Trickster in Contemporary Film

The Trickster in Contemporary Film
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by Helena Bassil-Morozow

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-03-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1136625267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book discusses the role of the trickster figure in contemporary film against the cultural imperatives and social issues of modernity and postmodernity, and argues that cinematic tricksters always reflect psychological, economic and social change in society. It covers a range of films, from Charlie Chaplin’s classics such as Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940) to contemporary comedies and dramas with ‘trickster actors’ such as Jim Carrey, Sacha Baron-Cohen, Andy Kaufman and Jack Nicholson. The Trickster in Contemporary Film offers a fresh perspective on the trickster figure not only in cinema but in Western culture in general. Alongside original film analyses, it touches upon a number of psychosocial issues including sovereignty of the individual, tricksterish qualities of the media, and human relationships in the mercurial digital age. Further topics of discussion include: common motifs in trickster narratives the trickster and personal relationships gonzo-trickster and the art of comic insurrection. Employing a number of complementary approaches such as Jungian psychology, film semiotics, narrative structure theories, Victor Turner’s concept of liminality and Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of the carnivalesque, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of film, as well as anyone with an interest in analytical psychology and wider critical issues in contemporary culture.

English Journal

English Journal
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology
Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders

by Richard P. Halgin,Susan Krauss Whitbourne

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN : 9780072289824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion
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by Ken Kesey

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2006-08-29
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9781440622991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sailor Song is a wild-spirited and hugely powerful tale of an Oregon logging clan. A bitter strike is raging in a small lumber town along the Oregon coast. Bucking that strike out of sheer cussedness are the Stampers: Henry, the fiercely vital and overpowering patriarch; Hank, the son who has spent his life trying to live up to his father; and Viv, who fell in love with Hank's exuberant machismo but now finds it wearing thin. And then there is Leland, Henry's bookish younger son, who returns to his family on a mission of vengeance - and finds himself fulfilling it in ways he never imagined. Out of the Stamper family's rivalries and betrayals, Ken Kesey crafted a novel with the mythic impact of Greek tragedy.

Writing Fiction

Writing Fiction
A Guide to Narrative Craft

by Janet Burroway,Susan Weinberg

  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Earlier. Topics include free-writing to revision, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, imagery, and point of view. An anthology of diverse and contemporary short stories followed by suggestions for discussion and writing exercises, illustrates concepts while offering variety in pacing and exposure to this increasingly popular form. The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using.