The film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, released in 1975, featured Louise Fletcher as the antagonistic character of Nurse Ratched. The tyrannical nurse, rigid and focused on order, left many of us wondering about this fictional character’s life before McMurphy’s fate intertwined with Ratched’s. Where did she come from, and what might possibly have led to her tendencies?
Luckily for fans, the Ratched series released in 2020 tells the backstory of Mildred Ratched’s work at the asylum. Ratched is played by Sarah Paulson this time. The show is set in the town of Lucia, located in Monterey County, California. While filming took place in various parts of California, the main focus is on Lucia.
Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits: 6 ‘Ratched’ Filming Locations You Can Visit In Real Life
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Evolving Magazine publisher and travel writer, Jill Dutton, caught the train travel bug when she spent three months in Europe with a Eurail pass. Now, she enjoys traveling–and writing about–the U.S. and Canada by rail.
Jill has worked as a freelance writer for more than 20 years. She is the author of, The Joyous Journey: Living Life on Purpose, with Purpose. In January 2015, Jill departed on the first of several trips traveling the United States writing feature articles, blog posts, and an eventual series of books on train travel. Follow Jill on her travel blog at www.USAbyRail.blog.
Jill Dutton has created three publications over the past 21 years. She published Evolving Woman magazine from 1994-2000, then started Evolving magazine in 2009 and Eating Well in Kansas City in 2010. Read Evolving Magazine at www.EvolvingMagazine.com.
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