Goodbye Miloš Forman. And thank you. Watching at Jack Nicholson we’ll always get moved and “think” !
I drink my cappuccino and think about how powerful this movie (and the novel by Ken Kesey) is
… and I also realize that some things have got better, somehow, even if, some days, we feel lost or blue about how things go.
Miloš Forman was born in Čáslav, Czechoslovakia in 1932. His parents died in Buchenwald and Auschwitz. Went to live with two uncles and family friends. At 11 he started to know and love the movies by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and John Ford. He later discovered that his biological father was another man. He was in fact a Jewish architect, Otto Kohn, a survivor of the Holocaust. None of the sad facts of his life prevented him to become a great artist and gift the world with his art. Someone wrote “stay hungry, stay foolish” (in 1971*, not in 2005!), I say “stay happy, stay crazy”, because there’s nothing else more important than to stay alive and being happy of being so.
You always always always (yes, always!) have to look at things from different points of view, to be sure you’re understanding them.
“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
― Oscar Wilde
*it was on the back cover of the 1971 edition of the Whole Earth Catalog.