July 3, 2016

SHOULD HAVE STOPPED THERE:

'Deer Hunter' director Michael Cimino, 77, dies at home in US (DW, 7/03/16)

Cimino's masterpiece was 1978's "The Deer Hunter," the story of the Vietnam War's effect on veterans in rural Pennsylvania.

His first studio film, 1974's "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," was a heist picture with Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges. It led to his landing "The Deer Hunter," which won five Academy Awards, including best picture and best director for Cimino. It helped lift the emerging-legend status of actors Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep. Christopher Walken also won an Oscar for best supporting actor. [...]

At the time, the film critic Roger Ebert called it "one of the most emotionally shattering films ever made."

Deer Hunter is the perfect example of how conservatives and liberals don't watch the same movies and read the same books even when they watch the same movies and read the same books.  The left thinks the rendition of God Bless America at the end of the film is ironic.



Posted by at July 3, 2016 8:19 AM

  

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