Miloš Forman: the director who brought the spirit of anti-Soviet rebellion to Hollywood | Peter Bradshaw
The Czech film-maker forged a brilliant career after overcoming the obstacles of both postwar communism in his homeland and Hollywood to where he escapedRelated: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest director Miloš Forman dies aged 86The divine inspiration of madness – its ambiguity, its creativity, its higher sanity, and the cover and legitimacy it gives to protest against oppression and bullies of all stripes – these were the ideas which energised Miloš Foeman in his remarkable work.
He was the Czech new wave émigré who brought the spirit of anti-Soviet rebellion to Hollywood and made its sly comic strategies and humanist passion flower in dozens of different ways.
He also became one of the many directors whose work was shaped by working with the great screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière.
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