The Czech director of two of my favorite films (Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) passed away recently. And even though he did not direct many films, his impact on the filmmaking world is considered legendary.
By far my favorite Forman movie, this Mozart biopic, which won both Best Picture and a second Best Director Oscar for Forman, is a stellar piece of cinema. It's dark when it needs to be, funny when needed, and is filled with glorious music.
My second favorite Forman film. Adapted from the Ken Kesey novel, this film went on to be only one of three films ever to win awards for all of the five major Academy Award categories: director, picture, actor, actress and writing.