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Faramir

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If a deadly poison can be attractive...
When I saw this movie for the first time back in the eighties I really really wanted to kill Nurse Ratched. She's a fucking monster. The patients, on the other hand, seemed to be pretty sane.
Do you remember the boat trip?
Didn't we all. I was about 7 or 8 and I wanted the bitch dead. One of the great movie monsters, one of the real monsters, the scary ones, that walk amongst us. Testament to the acting skills of Louise Fletcher.

 

Johannes

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"You gotta be fucking kidding!" :D

Warning: Watching this scene could trigger agoraphobia in a unique new way. Also do not watch if you just prepared an artfully designed sandwich and planned on eating it while watching.

 

Skygazer

And in the end...
Over 500 posts
"You gotta be fucking kidding!" :D
so do not watch if you just prepared an artfully designed sandwich and planned on eating it while watching.
Just a minor point; but you'll give your patient quite bad skin burns and impede the conduction, defibrillating them without gel or pads, possibly the least of his worries however. :)

If a deadly poison can be attractive...
When I saw this movie for the first time back in the eighties I really really wanted to kill Nurse Ratched. She's a fucking monster. The patients, on the other hand, seemed to be pretty sane.
Do you remember the boat trip?
But isn't it fantastic when Nicholson "watches" the game on the blank t.v. and involves the other patients, you are sitting there cheering but also really... really dreading the response.
 

Andreas

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But isn't it fantastic when Nicholson "watches" the game on the blank t.v. and involves the other patients
Yes it is. Nurse Ratched didn't like that at all.
There are hilarious moments but also very sad ones; I remember the scene when Ratched made Billy to commit suicide.
 

Faramir

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I found Kathy Bates to be quite hot in Misery... I thought she was a bit too pretty to be Annie Wilkes, but thankfully her shit-hot acting saved the day.

 

Skygazer

And in the end...
Over 500 posts
You guys are fixated on Nurse Ratched. It's because Nurses are always hot.
Johannes and Faramir - takes all sorts... and they're raving nymphos too; with a bit of luck.:wb:

Yes it is. Nurse Ratched didn't like that at all.I remember the scene when Ratched made Billy to commit suicide.
Yes and I don't know why they left out the suicide of Cheswick in the film.The t.v scene is great, the patients for the first time stop being passive and safe and risk her wrath, it's so important in both the book and film,her power is under threat, it is the beginning of the end. Even with the terrible circumstances that occur, you see at the end of the film that her hold over them is diminished.She is broken.

Thing is though, I remember my placement in a psychiatric hospital (as a student nurse I should add) and almost to a fault, the psychie staff nurses and students all fancied themselves as lone rangers on the highway of anti-establishment, possibly as a result of that book/film,it was the eighties by this time though. But it was extremeley conformist and instituitionalised. The attempts were there to mimic life on the outside, but it was a horrible weird bad dream.The irony is everyone applauded the film, but when the decision to close those huge asylums took place, people were yelling about nutters running loose in the community. What a capacity for hypocricy.
 
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Skygazer

And in the end...
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Since we're doing Jack Nicholson and Stephen King, for me this is the scariest scene of the film, when she sees what he has been typing all this time... and the music!!!
 

Johannes

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I once read that Kubrick insisted on typing every single sentence of these himself. For whatever reasons.

OT: This is an important movie. In movie history. You don't simply find something like this by looking up "nurse scene" in Youtube.

 

Skygazer

And in the end...
Over 500 posts
Very noble research Johannes!:eek: :D.
I've read, that every single page you see on the table was typed, think he may have got someone else to do it though. He didn't want a blank page to show up as she rifled through the manuscript.

Was going to say guess the band playing, but perhaps there's too much of a clue I think?
 

Johannes

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That guy from Karate Kid fucking with Mozart.



That guy from Pain & Gain fucking with God.

 
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Skygazer

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Have seen Solaris and Stalker, (didn't like the remake of Solaris with George Clooney though) need to get round to his other films, not easy, but beautiful dark, dreamy unreal/real places:
 
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