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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.
Once upon a time I deeply connected with The Deer Hunter. My circumstances and life experiences in the intervening years have changed considerably, to the point where what I once took away from this has ebbed away into the background and distant memory a little, as if it were a past live that shared the same skin.
The unforgettable structure, ensemble performance and Cavatina rendition are all still as powerful as they ever were. Robert De Niro's final click of the trigger is far and away the most romantic bromance gesture in cinematic history.
But the overall canvas, Cimino's direction, and above all the content components, no longer quite resonate with me as richly as they once did. The Deer…
The Deer Hunter happens to be a movie that reflects over the grim event that took place which happens to be the Vietnam War which is the catalyst for this movie. It have a group of friends that are preparing to serve the country by quelling a issue that took place outside of the country. There's no happy ending here since this is war after all. I would of like to see how both sides were affected by the war in the end but the perspective is guided in towards Americans Vs Vietnam.
The overall story was slowly paced but it does gives a feeling in how its like before going into war and coming back from it. It help…
Holy hell Robert de Niro in his twenties is just the craziest guy. I've seen him in the godfather two only speaking a couple of lines of Italian and he was phenomenal this guy went through so much on the front he just could not handle anymore Christopher walken is by far the underdog of this story he is so innocent and just it just kills anyone to see his story unfold. Meryl Streep is also just so damn young and cute too clearly she was going through a bad time but in the small glimpses of joy she has I could not help but adore her I would definetly recommend this to a friend.
One of the best movies made in that decade. Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken play such a great role in this movie. This movie was so intense and sad but reality at that time. If it wasn't for my film and society class I would have never watched any of these films and I feel like I have missed out. The storyline was so great and this movie started off slow but really got my attention after about the first hour. The war scenes are really intense and make it feel like your actually there and give you a sense of emotion. Robert De Niro is the hero of the movie and is trying to save his friends in…
it was really great because of the suspense to see if one of them are going to shoot themselves by playing that so called game in the war when they were capture by the enemies. it was also sad at the end when one of the friends dies at the end after the war he still played the game they played in the war and he ends up killing himself
Now this film I seen a lot of times and the more I see it the more i like it. The performance from the actor where just spot on and blew me away. Granted the beginning starts out fun and laugh but once everyone goes to Vietnam all hell break lose. From their you see blood, everywhere and people getting kill left and right. Even tho this film is 3 hour long i never got bored in it. I was too into the story and the performances too even notice it a long movie. I do love the lighting, cinematography and acting as it was spot on. My favorite scene was the end when Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken…
The Deer Hunter isn't really a war movie, it's not about a large scale conflict between two sides or some grandiose sense of patriotism fuelling the boys on the front line. It's ultimately a movie about trauma and the way it effects, and most importantly, destroys lives.
Of the three hour running time only one takes place in the tropical, napalm infused, huts of Vietnam, a war fought mainly out of desperation and fear. The infamous Russia roulette scene is not only the film's best but it is so dripping with atmosphere and tension that looking away becomes impossible.
Sandwiched in between these horrifying act of violence and brutally is a look at…
This film was intense. It depicts the friendships formed before, during, and how they react after. This movie takes place during the Vietnam war, and follows three specific men. The three of them deal with PTSD in different ways. There is an overall theme, or motif that stays involved. The Russian Ru-let game. It's a direct simile to the art of war. It was said in the movie that it only takes one bullet, and it is true. One bullet can be the end of your life, or the life of someone close. I like that the scene's in the beginning with the deer hunting, and how it changed after they return form the war. It's a great scene, and I had enjoyed it. I wouldn't want to watch this movie for a long time, because it made me queasy during the ru-let scenes.
First thing, Im not a movie critique so I have no professional "review" on this film, I'm just giving my opinion. I have no problem admitting that I just don't get this movie. Clearly, there are many people who value this movie, and thats totally fine. This is an extremely long movie with dragged out scenes. We have the wedding scene that went on for 55 minutes. literally. It's not until about 1 1/2 hours in that we get to an actual "war" scene (which is only one) and then thats it.
There were a about 40 million "Russian Roulette" scenes. (kidding) Ok maybe like three. This film should have been called "Russian Roulette". It literally makes you feel like…
This movie showed what the men of the Vietnam War went through, both physically and mentally. The movie portrayed three men from a small town in Pennsylvania that went and served in Vietnam. The movie showed what it was like for these men to be captured and endured torture. Christopher Walken's character, Nick, eventually becomes almost like a zombie after cheating death for so long while playing Russian Roulette. At the end of the movie, Lady Luck turns against Nick as he loses this round of Russian Roulette when the gun goes off.
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