Exploring Setups: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [IndieWire]

What makes the climax in Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest so emotionally impactful? Join me as I take a look at the setups that contribute to some of cinema’s most memorable payoffs.

Digital Extras

[Companion PDF] Making Apocalypse Now | Episode 1: Coppola Before the Apocalypse

This 15-page PDF includes an article I wrote on getting started with the series, mini-bios for main characters in this episode, and a selection of expanded quotes and passages that I found particularly interesting while researching this episode. ** This first one is Pay-What-You-Want! **

[Companion PDF] Making Apocalypse Now | Episode 2: George Lucas Almost Directed ‘Apocalypse Now' Instead of 'Star Wars'

This 25-page companion booklet includes: my thoughts on Scorsese and Coppola saying that Marvel movies are “not cinema,” character mini-bios, the story of how George Lucas made the student film (Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB) that gave him the opportunity to change the film industry forever, as well as my responses to some interesting comments from Episode 1.

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[Companion PDF] Making Apocalypse Now | Episode 3: How Coppola Raised Millions to Make ‘Apocalypse Now’ Independently

This 20-page companion booklet includes: character bios, more information on Hearts of Darkness and Coppola feelings on it, excerpts with more information on what the Department of Defense didn’t like about the script, and a selection of my favorite comments from the Episode 2.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest