His film legacy includes such milestones as The Fireman's Ball, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Hair ( with a cameo appliance by Nicholas Ray), Amadeus, The People vs Larry Flynt and Ragtime (1981).
Milos Forman had a gentle, reflexive, subversive view of the world and he was someone who prized cinema history and preceding exemplary figures like James Cagney for example.
|James Cagney, Ragtime|
When Cagney arrived at the set to do his role everyone stopped what they were doing and clapped their welcoming appreciation of paying respect to JC as one of Hollywood's elder iconic figures. It is said that Cagney wept because of their great warm support to have him in the film.