Friday, April 22, 2016

Film Friday

Jack Nicholson turned 79 today.  So let's get to it.

Chinatown (1974): It's all about the water. And Faye Dunaway.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975):  Based on the novel by Ken Kesey.  Oscars for Louise Fletcher, Nicholson, director Milos Forman, Best Picture, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Batman (1989):  He insisted on a portion of the box office profits to portray the Joker.  A B-movie actor from Minnesota provided the soundtrack.

A Few Good Men (1992): The good ol' days of Gitmo. When Tom Cruise drank Yoo-hoo and Demi Moore buttoned her top button.

As Good As It Gets (1997):  Once again, Jack portrays a writer.  Will it go better than it did in The Shining?


  1. Do you have a particular favorite Nicholson movie? I am fond of The Bucket List and Something's Gotta Give.

    1. Probably either Chinatown or Cuckoo.

      It doesn't surprise me at all that you would gravitate toward his more recent work. :)

  2. He was excellent in Cuckoo's Neat...such a great film. Chinatown is difficult to watch but it is brilliant. I love The Bucket List and I think he fared better in As Good Aas It Gets as an author than in The Shining which still freaks me out