My Favorite Milos Forman Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Loves of a Blonde (1965)

2.   Taking Off (1971)

3.   The Firemen’s Ball (1967)

4.   Black Peter (1963)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Man on the Moon (1999)

7 thoughts on “My Favorite Milos Forman Films

  1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was good, but not great. The same sentiment applies to 1981’s Ragtime as well. The People vs. Larry Flynt was in-between mediocre and good. Man on the Moon’s status as very good was thanks to Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman – perfect casting. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  2. I know him well. I am a huge fan of ‘Goya’s Ghosts’. I agree with you about ‘One Flew’ though. I thought Nicholson overacted as usual, and the film descended into farce once too often. ‘Amadeus’ was a visual feast, but Tom Hulce irritated me beyond reason.
    I don’t know why I missed this post.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. I just left a reply under that link 🙂 Taking Off is a difficult find indeed. I watched it a long time ago when it was online, but sadly isn’t anymore. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  4. I never implied that Cuckoo’s Nest was a bad film (though I do not think you are implying that), I only feel that it does not really qualify as a great film. A good film yes, but not great. The film’s visual style is too sterile for it’s subject matter. Performances are great though and it is funny, but it never really embraces it’s themes like it should. For me, (with the exception of Taking Off), Forman’s best work are his early Czech films, which lets him branch out in ways that his American work (again with the exception of Taking Off) does not. Nevertheless, Man on the Moon was only able to do that due to it’s lead actor Jim Carrey. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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