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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Summary: Provides an analysis of the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Describes actual practices used in mental institutions such as electro-shock therapy.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is directed by Milos Forman and is about a group of patients in a psychiatric hospital and their daily lives there under the rule of Nurse Ratched. However, their routines are disrupted by a rebellious newcomer, Randle McMurphy who pretends to be mentally ill to escape going to prison for statutory rape. In this film, there are depictions of psychological conditions, the use of psychosurgery, medical and societal attitudes and institutionalism inside the psychiatric hospital.

In the film, a method of treating patients who are out of control is by psychosurgery. The two forms of psychosurgery depicted in this film are electroshock therapy and frontal lobotomies. In the movie, Randle McMurphy, Chief Bromden and Martini receive electroshock therapy after a therapy session gets out of hand and things become violent. Nurse Ratched sends them to receive electroshock therapy...

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