Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Logan’s Run.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest from 1975, and Logan’s Run from 1976.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 American psychological drama film directed by Miloš Forman, based on the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
The film stars Jack Nicholson as a new patient at a mental institution, alongside Louise Fletcher as a sadistic nurse.
The supporting cast is Will Sampson, Danny DeVito, Sydney Lassick, William Redfield, and the film debuts of Christopher Lloyd and Brad Dourif.
Originally announced in 1962 with Kirk Douglas starring, the film took 13 years to develop.
Filming finally began in January 1975 and lasted three months, on location in Salem, Oregon, and the surrounding area, and in Depoe Bay on the north Oregon coast.
The producers shot the film in the Oregon State Hospital, an actual psychiatric hospital, which is also the setting of the novel.
The hospital is in operation, though the original buildings in the film have been demolished.
The film was released on 19 November 1975.
Considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is No. 33 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Movies list.
The film is the second to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Director, and Screenplay) following It Happened One Night in 1934, an accomplishment not repeated until 1991 with The Silence of the Lambs.
It won numerous Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards.
In 1993, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Directed by: Miloš Forman.
Screenplay by: Lawrence Hauben, and Bo Goldman.
Based on: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
Produced by: Saul Zaentz, and Michael Douglas.
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, and William Redfield.
Cinematography: Haskell Wexler, and Bill Butler.
Edited by: Richard Chew, Lynzee Klingman, and Sheldon Kahn.
Music by: Jack Nitzsche.
Production Company: Fantasy Films.
Distributed by: United Artists.
Release date: 19 November 1975.
File Length: 127 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $3–4.4 million.
Box office: $163.3 million.
Logan's Run is a 1976 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, and Peter Ustinov.
The screenplay by David Zelag Goodman is based on the 1967 novel Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.
It depicts a future society, on the surface a utopia, but soon revealed as a dystopia in which the population and the consumption of resources are maintained in equilibrium by killing everyone who reaches the age of 30.
The story follows the actions of Logan 5, a "Sandman" who has terminated others who have attempted to escape death and is now faced with termination himself.
Produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the film uses only the novel's two basic premises: that everyone must die at a set age, and that Logan and his companion Jessica attempt to escape while being chased by another Sandman named Francis.
After aborted attempts to adapt the novel, story changes were made, including raising the age of "last day" from 21 to 30 and introducing the idea of "Carrousel" [ sic] for eliminating 30-year-olds.
Its filming was marked by special-effects challenges in depicting Carrousel and innovative use of holograms and wide-angle lenses.
The film won a Special Academy Award for its visual effects and six Saturn Awards, including Best Science Fiction Film.
A spin-off TV series aired in 1977–1978 on CBS for 14 episodes.
Directed by: Michael Anderson.
Screenplay by: David Zelag Goodman.
Based on: Logan's Run 1967 novel by William F. Nolan, and George Clayton Johnson.
Produced by: Saul David.
Starring: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, and Peter Ustinov.
Cinematography: Ernest Laszlo.
Edited by: Bob Wyman.
Music by: Jerry Goldsmith.
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Distributed by: United Artists.
Release date: 23 June 1976.
File Length: 112 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $7–8 million.
Box office: $25 million ( US).
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