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The Deer Hunter
One of the most important and powerful films of all time!
A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.
One of the first films to employ the subject of Vietnam War into its premise, The Deer Hunter tells the story of three young factory workers in Pennsylvania who enlist into the army to fight the ongoing war in Vietnam, only to discover that war isn't a noble venture they imagined but a hellish chaos which in the end, completely changes their entire personalities.
The film is a three act feature in which the first act introduces its three primary characters, their friendships, the women they're in love with & their perspectives on life. The second act is set in Vietnam & covers the brutality they undergo there. And the final act depicts the massive change war has brought into not just…
‘This is this. This ain’t something else. This is this.’ – Michael
I spent an irrationally long amount of time when deciding what I wanted my 1000th film to be. After watching The Deer Hunter I can quite comfortably say that I made the right decision, because the film is great. Despite the three length of the film I was never bored and the action kept me captivated - from the deliberately slow-paced beginning to the tense and exhilarating finale.
It would be a mistake to call The Deer Hunter a war film, or at least a standard war film. The focus is not on the Vietnam War, but on how the experience shaped the characters when they return. Most…
Very few films can hit me as emotionally as Michael Cimino’s, The Deer Hunter. This epic masterpieces exudes emotion, it practically is emotion. The performances are incredible, the cinematography and musical score is full of grit, and the screenplay is incredibly jarring. Everything is at top class here. I was worried, after reading some reviews over the past few years since my last watch that it would be jingoistic and rely purely on nationalism to affect the audience, but to my delight, it is anything but said concerns.
Like The Thin Red Line, this is a “war” movie. I say “war”, because it simply has the setting of a war. But it starts out with an hour long introduction in…
The Deer Hunter was released in 1978 and has become a favorite among many film buffs. And for good reason. The film is emotionally complex and powerful, firing on all cylinders. The Deer Hunter is not a film I can watch all the time, due to its length and emotional drainage, but I still consider it to be one of the greatest films ever made.
All of the performances are fantastic, which each character given the perfect amount of development. You really care for the characters throughout the film, and that credit goes to the actors. Robert De Niro is just fantastic, really disappearing into his role. The always underrated John Cazale gives a great performance also, as does Christopher…
Classic. Simple answer. With memorable performances from De Niro, Walken, and Savage. Everything about it makes it amazing. The stunning cinematography, beautiful hunting sequences, its incredible score and one of most iconic and intense scenes in the history of film. Cinematic Excellence.
Well, it took over 2 months but I finally got around to finishing The Deer Hunter. I needed to stop it after the first act of the film back in early August, and with being best man in a wedding and TIFF getting in the way, I was able to watch the rest tonight.
Because it was such an abrupt change from one act to the next, it made for a pretty easy return and yet a jarring welcome back to Cimino's film. At first I felt the beginning of the film was far too long (and maybe it still is?), but when I realized it wasn't about Vietnam, it all came together nicely. Much of the film is spent…
A special film, that much like fine cheeses should be savoured rather than used on pizzas.
Winner of five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken), THE DEER HUNTER's place in film history is secured but it's always been dogged by criticisms about the historical accuracy of Russian Roulette being played in Vietnam POW camps (it's not accurate) and the self-indulgence of the opening hour, centered on the wedding between Steven (John Savage) and Angela (Rutanya Alda). I have no issues with the opening hour as it does a great job of establishing characters and the sense of community and tradition, even in their most boorish antics. The major complaint hurled at THE DEER HUNTER by modern audiences is that first hour is "boring" and "pointless," and indeed, if the film were to…
Heart-wrenching. Moving. Intense. Beautiful.
In vein of Coppola and Kubrick's distinguished large-scale, dramatic approach to cinema, Michael Cimino brings something equally sensational and impressive to filmmaking. The Deer Hunter is an emotional, three-act epic examining how the Vietnam war affected various lives during and after their involvement in the Army.
People will ridicule me for a low rating with this movie.
I understand its pedigree and it is a good film. However, it is painfully slow in parts and doesn't always make sense.
For me....its only okay
For Robert De Niro and Lynda...... Too hard to understand the movie .. but won 5 oscars.........
La ruptura del ánimo que causó la guerra de Vienam en los EEUU visto a través de la historia de un grupo de amigos.
Supongo que la cercanía del fin del conflicto y el tono de su final súper patriota derivó en un Oscar a la mejor película que no termino de entender.
Memorable quote: "A deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that but they don't listen"
«This is this. This ain’t something else. This is this» - Michael
Drama en tres actos ambientado en el interior de EEUU y en la Guerra de Vietnam que cuenta cómo cambia el caracter de las personas el paso por la guerra. Es larga pero no se hace larga. La escena de la boda es cojonuda.
I finally got to watch my most anticipated movie in the first half of the American Film Institute's list - #53 The Deer Hunter starring Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep. I had never seen it before and once I decided to start watching the movies on this list, I made sure to not find out anything about the film so it would be a complete surprise.
The movie starts out in a steel mill town in Pennsylvania and centers around a group of Russian-American workers/friends. They celebrate a wedding and the fact that the groom along with two friends are going to be leaving to serve their country in Vietnam. Break to them actually being there, and soon…
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