One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Original Soundtrack)
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||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Opening Theme)||Jack Nitzsche||1:28||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Medication Valse||Jack Nitzsche||5:22||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Bus Ride to Paradise||Jack Nitzsche||4:24||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Cruising||Jack Nitzsche||2:21||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Trolling||Jack Nitzsche||3:50||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Aloha los Pescadores||Jack Nitzsche||3:04||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Charmaine||Jack Nitzsche||6:24||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Play the Game||Jack Nitzsche||3:53||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Last Dance||Jack Nitzsche||5:27||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Act of Love||Jack Nitzsche||1:16||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Jingle Bells||Jack Nitzsche||2:25||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Closing Theme)||Jack Nitzsche||3:36||Album Only||View in iTunes|
A film that helped to cement Jack Nicholson's reputation as an actor willing to take roles on the bleeding edge, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was also notable for giving director Milos Forman a solid position in American cinema...and for giving composer Jack Nitzsche a place to show what he could do. As it is, the edgy nature of the film extends into the score, giving it a profoundly disturbing feel at times — even when it appears to be relatively normal. The music has a tendency to always be a little off-kilter, and from time to time it tilts completely over into a strange little world of its own (something very familiar to fans of Van Dyke Parks, with whom Nitzsche worked quite a bit). It's a pity that this score has faded from sight over the time since its 1991 remastering; the music has certainly continued to stand up well over time. ~ Steven E. McDonald, Rovi
This is an excellent film and the haunting music does the film credit. Its catchy and also somber especially the final track, the closing theme. I suspect most people reading this will have seen the film anyway- if not...why not?
Amazing if you've seen and love the movie.
I don't think, if you hadn't seen 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest', this would be music you'd choose to listen to and enjoy. However, if you've seen the movie, and adore it, this music is great to listen to. It's one of the best original scores in film history. I love it :)
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