Jack Nicholson and Crossing Border

The work of Javier Tellez, One flew over the void, 2005 takes its title from the classic of Jack Nicholson’s filmography, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

The title of the work refers to the movie and its content respectively, that takes place in a mental hospital with the hospital patients. Just as the characters in the movie, the primary participants of the work are the patients from a mental institution. The border is an institution, a strong one that disciplines as a mental hospital, segregates one and the other as hospital distinguishes the healthy and not.

An addition to this reading, I have found another Jack Nicholson starring film (and Keitel and so on.) In the film “The border”, 1982, Nicholson is a border patrol.

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original posters of the films, The Border, 1982 and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975.

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Javier Tellez, One Flew over the Void, 2005

to be continued.

 

 

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