One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in Unspooled Posted February 5, 2019 Surprised there wasn't more comparison with A Clockwork Orange (beyond the underage comment). They both really had a central theme about the system and how an individual who doesn't fit is treated. I would even say they both attempt to take the easy way out from their sentences with serious consequences. A Clockwork Orange dwells a little more on the after while Cuckoo's Nest is more blunt with the Lobotomy and pillow bit. I did a term paper on Burgess way back when and seem to remember stories of him travelling to Leningrad (the drunk and stowaway parts seem to not have been true) where he was treated nicely and came to the conclusion that people are good by the system was bad. Perhaps that doesn't come across as clearly in the movie? It's been a while since i've seen either.