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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…
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…
‘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…
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…
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam war impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
As someone who is a big defender of the much maligned defender of Heaven's Gate I should have seen The Deer Hunter many years ago, but this was the first time I'd seen it from start to finish.
I can't add anything that hasn't been said by people far better qualified than myself but it's great. Visually it's sumptuous, one of the better transfers of an older film that I own. The performances from De Niro and Walken are great, and the second half of the film is basically carried by those two.
The only reason it doesn't get the full 5/5 is because as great as the second half is, the first half does drag a little and could lose 10 minutes quite easily.
War Films are something that can be portrayed in many different ways. Whether its a War Comedy like Three kings or War Drama like Apocalypse Now there really Isn't just one way to portray the idea of War.
Which is why the 1978 Drama The Deer Hunter is so drastically different that any War Film you will see in fact I wouldn't even call it a war film its a Drama about friends and how there relationships, viewpoints in life and above all attitude Before The War, During The War and After the War.
All segments have different tones to them but the movie as a whole is an absolute masterpiece for many reasons.
First of all the acting is…
Functions (for me, at least) on three levels- a document of a time and a place, an examination of friendship and masculinity, and an elaboration on a specific metaphor (Russian roulette). It is intermittently successful in all three, but the movie collapses around the weight of its most iconic scene. The first hour is a patient exploration of a poor steel town in Pennsylvania and the lives and rituals of the people there. It uses a wedding much the same way The Godfather does- a central ritual to bring all the players together. Then BAM we’re in Vietnam and dropped almost immediately into one of the most harrowing scenes in film history. The roulette scene has been done to death…
I was very hesitiant to watch This movie because I am not usually a big fan of war films it was never something I was really into.There are only a few I like and The Deer Hunter is one of those few. It instintally became my all-time favorite war movie! Michael Cimino's direction is intense,powerful and heartbreaking.The movie plays more like a character drama centered around war and that's why I liked more than a lot of other war movies.The characters are some of the most well-devloped in film history thanks to all the amazing performances most notable is De Niro and Walken who gives a career best performance.The icing on the cake is the Russian Roulette scene which is one of the most intense scenes in cinema history.The Dear Hunter is film at it's finest and is a movie any film buff should watch.
America's All Quiet On the Western Front. Remarque to Cimino. Memory is a dangerous thing.
Película grande, en todos los sentidos, guión, dirección, interpretaciones, la única parte que me sobra del adjetivo grande seria la duración, creo que en la primera parte sobra metraje.
Por otra parte mantiene toda la fuerza con la que me impacto la primera vez que la vi siendo adolescente.
Although it's never an bad idea to put on such gut-wrenching and gripping cinema as The Deer Hunter, i probably shouldn't have put it on this rainy day. Somehow i forgot how damn depressing this movie is, but it's equally important as depressing. ALMOST a masterclass in characterstudy.
Gotta put on something more lighthearted, before is descend into darkness rest of the day
Con un par de escenas memorables, el resto del filme nos atrapa (pero no en el buen sentido de la palabra) por 3 horas.
Inconsistencias en el ritmo, pero sobre todo enmarcando realidades no tan reales que pretenden ser reales.
Sobrevalorada a mi parecer.
It's fitting when a film takes a biased approach towards a certain subject, but ends up telling a very honest story. Such is the case with The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino's 1978 Vietnam War film, starring Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, and Christopher Walken. At times blatantly one-sided, The Deer Hunter is still an impressive film that towers over most competition.
It's rather interesting that The Deer Hunter takes a pretty close-minded approach towards the Vietnam War. That's not to say the war was worth fighting. To this reviewer, it was wasn't. But one thing The Deer Hunter does get wrong is it, at times, offers up sentimentality as a tool to push the film along.…
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