Monday, December 15, 2008

Images From My All Time Favorite Films: Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978)

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14 comments:

J.D. said...

Nice screen caps. This is an incredible film with an absolutely blistering performance by Christopher Walken. Nice choice, Jeremy!

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks JD,
I'll always count this among my favorite films and totally agree on Walken.

MovieMan0283 said...

A very powerful film, in large part because of the imagery. It's certainly one of the most mythic movies of the past 30 years.

Have you seen Thunderbolt and Lightfoot? It was an earlier Cimino film (his first, I think) which I only just saw recently - very different in tone, yet with the same feel for landscapes, rustic towns, and male camaraderie.

Professor Brian O'Blivion said...

Awsome caps. Love Walken in this. Also how do you make your cool wallpapers? The Heat one is great, my favorite image from that film.

Samuel Wilson said...

Those shots get the old cavatina playing in my head again. Walken's great here, but my thoughts are more like, "Poor John Cazale" -- although no actor comes closer to a perfect record in movies -- and "poor Michael Cimino!"

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks for the continuing comments...and Viva Michael Cimino!

Jeremy Richey said...

Professor,
The wallpapers are fairly simple...I just capture the full screen image of my choice. Load it up in paint and then add some text. I wish I had more expertise in the subject but I quite enjoy doing them and having them as my desktops each week. Thanks for the nice words...

Professor Brian O'Blivion said...

Thanks.

Professor Brian O'Blivion said...

Oh, and I love your custom title header pics for your blog too, some cool image choices. Later.

PIPER said...

I own this film and can only watch it about half-way through now. The arc in this story is so incredible. To go from being so epic to so personal is really fantastic filmmaking.

The Walken scenes at the end are too well done. It's saddening and painful to watch for me. So instead I watch the wedding party and up to the Russian Roulette scene which feels in the camp.

I still have yet to watch Heaven's Gate and want to.

On a separate note. Isn't Cimino a woman now?

Will Errickson said...

I'd seen DEER HUNTER several times over the years and it always left me underwhelmed. It seemed unfocused, overwrought, overlong, and not nearly as effective as APOCALYPSE NOW. Then recently I caught it on TV late one night--not even letterboxed!--and I could not look away for 3 hours. The whole thing hit me like a freight train. Glorious. I can't hear "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" with thinking of this sad and powerful film.

PIPER said...

Um... so I did a little research and I'm way off on that last question.

Larry Aydlette said...

This is one of those films that shows off new colors every time I see it. Like "The Shining." Or Coltrane's "My Favorite Things." On a tangent, did you see any of those photos of Cimino's face recently? Michael Jackson has nothing on him.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks everyone,
Forgive my delay in commenting. It's great to hear so many different views on the film. I find it to be one of the most resonate from the seventies, and I feel a great connection to De Niro's character here that gives it an extra depth for me.

MovieMan,
I have seen Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and really enjoy it. I really dig Cimino, and wish he could get some decent finanacing for a new project.