The character of Nurse Ratched or Mildred Ratched is adapted from the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. The series follows her journey to the mental hospital and therefore serves as a prequel to the film before she becomes the head nurse of the hospital. However, Season 1 not only sets the ground for Ratched’s journey but also acts as a mirror to her personality, the backstory that many of us carved for.
Without wasting a day, she interviews for the job of a nurse in Lucia State Hospital but due to non-vacancy, the head of the hospital, Dr. Richard Hanover (Jon Jon Briones) declines her request. The question arises, why Ratched came to the hospital and that too before the arrival of Edmund? Mildred Ratched and Edmund Tolleson are foster siblings and she has come to the mental facility to help her brother run away.
It might be the influence of the book or the film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, that showcased a similar quality of skins. A very peculiar trait in all these characters is their daunting past. Be it Ratched, Edmund, Dr. Hanover, or all the unstable patients that came to the facility, each one of them had a past they were afraid of, but yet a prominent part of their personality was influenced by it.
It was the act Ratched herself was planning to accomplish but later she decides not to after being influenced by the arrival of love and affection in her life. Ratched feels helpless for both but soon Charlotte comes back, acting as Dr. Hanover. Charlotte rescues Edmund who at the end moment learns that Ratched was going to kill him with slow poison so that he escapes the suffering of the gruesome shock of the Electric Chair.
Conclusion Season 2, I suppose, will be the last season of Ratched and will lead forward to the incidents of the film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It had a great start and maintained the thrill but as it approached further, the drama started dwindling. Nelson Cragg’s camera angle and shots create the same kind of suspense and threat, John Alcott created in Kubrick’s The Shining (1980).
Who Wrote “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’S Nest”?
The novelist Ken Kesey based the character of Nurse Ratched, the villain of his 1962 novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” on a real person—a nurse whom he once met while working the night shift in a psychiatric facility in Oregon. When the director Milos Forman was casting his 1975 film adaptation of the book, he initially struggled to find an actress to take on Ratched—Anne Bancroft, Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Page, Colleen Dewhurst, and Ellen Burstyn turned the role down, considering the character to be too maniacal and unfeeling. Fletcher, for her part, said she found the role of Ratched (which earned her an Oscar for Best Actress) to be terribly opaque and difficult to play.
They were so free, and I had to be so controlled,” she told the Times in a 1975 interview. “The still photographer kept taking pictures of all the crazies and putting them up in the hospital dining room. I asked why he didn’t take pictures of me and he said, ‘You’re so boring, always in that white uniform.’ ” In retrospect, both Kesey and Forman’s characterizations of Nurse Ratched—as the frigid embodiment of an institutional femininity that serves to both neuter and negate men’s wily impulses—were shaped by the snickering machismo of their times.
And to what purpose? The rise-of-the-antihero genre is an old trope, going back to special editions of comic books that would explain Lex Luthor’s bloodlust or the childhood neglect at the heart of the Joker’s nihilism. But only recently has the genre expanded to include reviled female characters; Disney’s “Maleficent” franchise, for example, or the upcoming “Cruella de Vil” film, starring Emma Stone.
She, too, was young and beautiful once. There was not always a worm inside the apple. What she confesses about her childhood, without giving too much away, is classic Murphy, a grisly story of sexual abuse and violence that could have been pulled directly from the shock-and-saw playbook of his macabre “American Horror Story” anthology franchise.
Romansky and Murphy seem to have pulled much of the show’s soundtrack directly from Bernard Herrmann’s orchestral pieces for “Vertigo.” We know immediately, however, that Mildred Ratched is not the type of restrained, opaque woman who populated Hitchcock’s work. We learn that this is the “brother” whom Nurse Ratched grew up with, and that she has hatched a plan to help him break free.
The actresses in “Ratched” could certainly not complain, as Fletcher did, that they’ve been given too little to do, but this show is evidence that making female characters bigger does not necessarily make them better.
Who Is The Titular Character Of Nurse Mildred Ratched?
For the titular character Nurse Mildred Ratched, see: Mildred Ratched. Ratched Creators (developer) (writer) Evan Romansky (creator) Ryan Murphy (developer) Ian Brennan (writer) Starring Sarah Paulson Finn Wittrock Cynthia Nixon Jon Jon Briones Judy Davis Charlie Carver Alice Englert Sharon Stone Production Composer Mac Quayle Producers Todd Nenninger Eric Kovtun Lou Eyrich Eryn Krueger Mekash Sara Stelwagen Tanase Popa Paul ZaentzTodd NenningerEric KovtunEryn Krueger MekashSara StelwagenTanase Popa Executive Producers Margaret Riley Jacob Epstein Michael Douglas Robert Mitas Jennifer Salt Sarah Paulson Ian Brennan Tim Minear Alexis Martin Woodall Ryan Murphy Aleen KeshishianMargaret RileyJacob EpsteinRobert MitasJennifer Salt Production Company Further Films Lighthouse Management Ryan Murphy Television Touchstone Television Runtime 45-62 minutes Airdate September 18, 2020 – Present Seasons 1 Episodes 8 Premiere Pilot Finale Ongoing Ratched is a Netflix original drama series created by Evan Romansky, Ryan Murphy, and Ian Brennan, and starring Sarah Paulson as the titular Mildred Ratched. Ratched is a prequel to Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the subsequent 1975 film adaptation, and follows the younger life of Nurse Ratched, the proto-typical heartless and corrupt psychiatric nurse.
In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.  Cast Main Cast Recurring Cast Episodes Production Premise Nurse Mildred Ratched originated as a character in Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the subsequent 1975 movie adaptation of the same name by Miloš Forman, where she was portrayed by Louise Fletcher, for which she won the 1975 Academy Award for Best Actress. Nurse Ratched is the main antagonist to protagonist McMurphy, a criminal newly admitted to a mental institution.
Co-creator Ryan Murphy says the plan is to explore: How did she become a Hannibal Lecter figure? What happened to her to make her do that? It really looks at the birth of a lot of things that were happening in our health care system.
It’ll let you understand how she became that person.  Pre-Production Screenwriter Evan Romansky wrote the pilot spec script for what would become Ratched in the Spring and Summer 2016 while still studying film at Loyola Marymount University. He started on the idea of exploring Nurse Mildred Ratched’s backstory while trying to figure out a premise that he could use to show off his screenwriting skills: I was really just trying to think of some sort of IP that I could reimagine as my own and would have a title that people would recognize and actually want to read.
 On the strength of the script, frequent collaborator actress Sarah Paulson requested to be cast in the lead role of Mildred Ratched.  Murphy spent a year securing rights to the Nurse Ratched character and the participation of the Saul Zaentz estate and Michael Douglas, who owned the screen rights to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Douglas became attached to the project as an executive producer. Netflix ultimately secured production and distribution rights to the series, and it was announced on September 6, 2017 that the series had been picked up for a two-season, 18-episode, straight-to-series order.
What Is One Of The Largest Producer Deals In Television History?
Best known for creating a number of popular shows — including Glee, American Horror Story, and Pose — Murphy has proven himself a force to be reckoned with when it comes to modern television. The agreement Murphy signed with Netflix is one of the largest producer deals in television history. The five-year, $300 million contract whisked him away to a brand new home for the time being, and he’s already had a couple of projects make their grand debut on the platform.
Image via Netflix Ratched finds Murphy returning to the world of horror, psychological horror to be exact, with his own take on Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Set in a psychiatric hospital in Oregon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is narrated by Chief Bromden, a patient at the hospital who pretends to be deaf and mute in order to fly under everyone’s radar. Kesey wrote the novel during his time working the night-shift as a nurse’s aide in a psychiatric hospital in Menlo Park, California.
Even Nurse Ratched was inspired by that hospital’s real head nurse, though Kesey said in an interview with the New York Times that, after running into her years later, “she was much smaller than [he] remembered, and a whole lot more human.” Who would have thought that the antagonist he based on her would go on to get her own show, let alone that the novel itself would spark a flood of adaptations not long after its publication? One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Takes Broadway Just a year later, Kesey’s novel made its Broadway debut.
Unfortunately, Wasserman’s version of the play was panned by most critics and struggled tremendously during its run, with Wasserman even calling the experience “terrible.” However, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’s time on Broadway would actually get another shot at success only a couple of years later. From Page to Screen Image via United Artists The film adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a classic known to many and was actually first thought of during the play’s initial run in ‘63.
Young Douglas and his producing partner, Saul Zaentz, approached Kesey about writing the screenplay, but unfortunately, it didn’t end up working out. Receiving heaps of praise from both critics and audiences, It went on to win all five major Academy Awards: Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture. Starring Paulson as the titular nurse, Ratched will focus on her journey from being a new hire at a psychiatric hospital to slyly working her way up the ladder.
As evident from Netflix’s plot description, it’s already a sure thing that this series will be nothing like his two previous outings with the streaming service, and hopefully, that’s exactly what he needs to reel viewers in. Ratched Season 1 is streaming now on Netflix.
What Was Sharon Stone’S Co-Star Called?
Should you watch a ridiculous and unnecessary Nurse Ratched origin story? Also, Sharon Stone’s co-star was a monkey. (They also don’t offer anything close to a satisfying ending, as at least one more season is planned.)
[Editor’s Note: The remaining portion of the review contains spoilers for “Ratched” Season 1, including the ending.] The great directors paint these early scenes with such beautiful imagery that you’re lulled into complacency; feeling if this was all there was to the story — pretty pictures and exquisite craft — then that would be just fine. If you force Netflix to show you the credits, instead of skipping to Episode 2, you’ll see exactly why everything looks so grand.
It’s not… bad, but it is definitely… a lot. A few years back a cocky Hanover arrived at Osgood’s luxurious estate to try to help her son, Henry (“13 Reasons Why’s” Brandon Flynn), who had a bad habit of “pricking” people. This is Murphy’s show, and it’s not one of his best.
In said puppet show, Mildred immediately starts hearing another story than the one the rest of the crowd hears. Puppet dads swat puppet daughters, puppet moms threaten puppet sons, and then real actors do the same thing. OK, so after all that, Mildred understandably snaps and starts screaming at the puppeteers in front of everyone, which leads Gwendolyn to ask what’s wrong.
Paulson’s big exposition drop of a monologue goes on for four minutes and it’s not even that great of a scene for the indisputably great actor, so why it’s there at all remains — you guessed it — another question for the ages. Her motivation doesn’t even change when she changes characters; as Dr. Hanover, who she murders for no real reason, Charlotte says she wants to kill Edmund for killing another one of her friends (who she only knew as a different personality)… and then Charlotte, still as Dr. Hanover, teams up with him. If that sounds complicated, don’t worry: It doesn’t actually make sense in the show either.