Monday, March 28, 2011

the one that didn't get away

what qualities make a movie great? let's start with the letter 'H':

hell raising

and that's just one letter. 'one flew over the cuckoo's nest' is a bona fide classic and for anyone young enough to not 'get' the whole nicholson thing, here is the place to begin.

his 'mcmurphy' brings to mind jon voight's 'joe buck' from 'midnight cowboy.' they are both brilliantly written characters whose roles got taken by terrific actors who made sure their characters got what they deserved. their performances allow you the grace of realizing it's good to cry.

photo: makin' movies with a thoroughly original wild and crazy guy

1 comment:

nipper said...

jack is the king of austismic brilliance with his signature characters so endearing and close to home.