Ethan Hawke’s Favorite Film Adaptation Of A Novel Is “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”

Published on February 4, 2021

When it comes to film adaptations of novels, it doesn’t get better than “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” for actor and author Ethan Hawke. He tells us why he loves it and he even breaks out his Jack Nicholson impression! Check out Ethan’s new novel “A Bright Ray of Darkness.”

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  • drantilla 1 year ago


  • skinnydoggyz 1 year ago

    i haven’t read too many books including the shining but thought he was gonna say that. it’s the first movie that comes to mind for me as far as novel-movie. i got the lead actor right.

  • Inversionary 1 year ago

    I liked your Snow Falling on Cedars and Great Expectations, Ethan.

  • Jason Bean 1 year ago

    The only beef I had with the film was the change in Murphy’s attack on Ratched.
    BTW, a good side read is “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” by Tom Wolfe. Chronicles the adventures of the Merry Pranksters. Kesey wrote a good deal of the book while tripping on acid.:)

  • Richard O'shea 1 year ago

    Now I just want to know what came second and third. 🈚

  • David Farner 1 year ago

    Whatever, Eth.

  • Ineffable 1 year ago

    Only the shortest of novel can be faithful be adapted to a single film of two and half hours. Once you go longer more and more things have to be cut out. That’s something that should be taken into account for any adaptation, if it’s longer than 40k words best to make it a series format moving forward. IMO a premium series is just a better format in general for story telling.

  • Donnie Moder 1 year ago

    What role is Ethan doing now? His personality seems a little different. I wonder if that is effecting him.

  • Carpenter 1 year ago

    Wow, Ethan Hawke agrees with me. Sometimes a Great Notion, Kesey’s other great novel, is another amazing book.

  • Ultor Vindex 1 year ago

    Ethan Hawke looks like he once sold a mogwai to somebody in a basement shop.

  • RunsWithScissors 1 year ago

    Lord of the Flies. 1963 film version of 1954 novel by William Golding.

  • Sean Matyas 1 year ago

    Some other good adaptations

    Everything is Illuminated
    Requiem for a Dream
    American Splendor
    O Brother Where Art Thou?

  • John Browne 1 year ago

    I agree with Hawke on Cuckoo’s Nest. Into The Wild was a great adaption of a superb book as well.

  • JCTiggs 1 year ago

    Ethan Hawke, a fine line between SANE and INSANE. 😏

  • Oreos&Milk 1 year ago

    More of things like this

  • MrBigsexy8 1 year ago

    he looks like an axe murderer

  • Charlie Dew 1 year ago

    Say Ethan, it’s been a while. Looking umm umm grownup? Umm like my neighbor kinda older ish?
    Guess I need to look in the mirror myself

  • Andrew 1 year ago

    I completely agree with what he said. I’ll take it one step further and I think the movie is better than the book.

  • K Mak 1 year ago

    I want this to be a regular thing Stephen!!

  • m Van 1 year ago

    I’d like to see the movie from the chief’s perspective.


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