Milos Forman’s epochal One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was re-released in cinemas this month just in time for Jack Nicholson’s 80th birthday. Nicholson’s iconic performance as Randall P McMurphy remains an emblem of rebellion. His clash with Nurse Ratched is one of post-war American cinema’s great depictions of injustice, and will resonate with anyone who has ever had to deal with a jobsworth in a position of authority.
But what is it about cinematic rebels that makes them so appealing? Head over to Little White Lies to read the full article and find out.