Reading Movies: Myth and Symbols in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

September 30, 2020 - 9:00 p.m. EST

 
The webinar will consist of a 75-minute presentation by Michael Verde. If you’d like to attend but can’t make it on the 30th, register and we’ll send you a link to the recorded webinar. It will be available for 3 days following the live webinar, and will be accessible to everyone who registers in advance.
 
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Milos Forman’s 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel is just one of three films in Hollywood history to win the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay, the other two being “It Happened One Night” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” Made for $3 million, it grossed more than $100 million.
 
The film is often described as an expose of America’s psychiatric institutions or as a dramatization of a battle between the sexes. However, much more is at stake in this film than socially contested “issues.” The roots of great art extend to the universal. Hence the hero’s thousand faces.
 
Think of Prometheus bound to his rock or Jesus to his tree. What are the subjugating and subjugated powers thus mythologized? Here’s a question that brings the imagination eye to eye with the powers that be in the cuckoo’s nest.
 
Join Michael Verde as he explores the archetypal language in which great films speak. His insights into the myth and symbols informing cinematic classics like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” will inspire both film buffs and those who just know what they like when they see it.
 

Event Details

Event Details

Date: September 30, 2020

Start time: 09:00 p.m. EDT

End time: 10:30 p.m. EDT

Venue: Online

Email: katherine@memorybridge.org