A picture taken behind the scenes of The Deer Hunter (1979). The Deer Hunter remains one of my most favourite films, at a duration of 182 minutes, it’s quite a stretch, but it needs that time, for the first hour of the film we’re simply introduced to the characters and their relationships with each other, and it’s this hour that gives the film it’ss emotional impact later in the film during and after Vietnam.
Steven Spielberg and others great directors have rang Michael Cimino (Director of Deer Hunter) and asked how he managed to get the emotional impact that is delivered in the Vietnam scenes and after, with Cimino simply answering, it was the hour before it that gave it that power. We have learnt deeply about the characters and their love for one another, and during the scenes of intense hurt, we feel it, because we the audience knows them.
The Deer Hunter, one of the best films if not the best film about Vietnam, and it’s after effects on the brave men that fought in a war that shouldn’t have been fought.
Born in Summit, New Jersey, June 22nd 1949, doesn’t ring a bell? Well it should do because it’s the date of one of the most nominated women in Film history; Meryl Streep.Winner of best actress 2 times as well as winner of supporting role in Kramer vs. Kramer. Being nominated 17 times, yes that’s right 17 times! She has become an icon in the film industry and with proof from The Iron Lady, she has still got some great performances to give.
One of my favourite films of all time Deer Hunter (1979) is a film that is a statement on politics and society. The film focuses on a group of friends who are like family who go to Vietnam only to come back scared men, with the town not being able to recognise them, and the war being imprinted on them, this truly is a masterful film that all film lovers has to watch.
Truly a masterpiece that happens to be one of the best movie posters of all time, and was subsequently banned shortly after it’s release due to the violent nature of the image. In the market of original posters, this is up there with one of the most valuable as the film was one of the most famous ever made and because of this, only a few are in circulation that are in good condition.