#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men’s farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again.
Plot: A group of working-class friends decide 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.
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The Deer Hunter (1978) — Excellent character war drama that showcases some great performances, mainly De Niro and Walken. Directed by Michael Cimino, this 3-hour film takes its time developing these characters and shows the psychological side of the horrors of Vietnam, and war in general. Probably makes a good companion film with Apocalypse Now, released only seven months later (in the U.S.). **4.5/5**
With director Cimino’s recent death and his reputation in tatters since the debacle of ‘Heaven’s Gate’, I decided to visit ‘The Deer Hunter’. Though over three hours long, it’s astonishing, paced so achingly right and I can see why he rightfully earned the ‘carte blanche’ that would unfortunately lead to his downfall (as well as an entire studio’s) as soon as he made his next film. But to reach such heights and to have such ambition–as well as undeniable talent–is a victory in and of itself. Just armed with the main five actors alone, at the zenith of their craft, a fine script (really the first interesting and well-deliberated Vietnam film to hit the big screen) and Vilmos Zsigmond behind the camera meant that this would prove something special. Scenes that will haunt you forever. My favourite shot is the incredible 360-degree pan shot around Linda’s bedroom when she realizes she’s given up on Nick and is going to declare her love to Michael–extraordinary stuff. What’s YOURS?
Many film lovers who despise Cimino’s work instantly clam up when ‘The Deer Hunter’ is mentioned…and there’s a reason for that. It’s deservedly considered one of the finest American films of the 70’s–a decade that was chock-full of great ones.
A War Like All Wars A Film Like No Other
“The Deer Hunter” is 32 years old. How extraordinary to sit through it now. Walking over the politics that divided , somehow, all of its admirers then. “Great film but…” How silly to think of it now. Michael (a sensational young Robert De Niro) is as extreme a character as Rocco was in “Rocco And His Brothers” His goodness, the one that was always there but that he discovers under the most horrendous circumstances, underlined by Stanley Mayers’s “Cavatina” permeates the entire film. I remember thinking, when I saw the film for the first time, that I couldn’t or wouldn’t spend ten minutes with Michael and his friends, the ones we meet at the beginning of the film but by the end I thought of them as brothers and I loved them. I actually loved them. That in itself is a sort of film miracle. John Savage will break your heart, it certainly broke mine and Christopher Walken is absolutely riveting. How strange to tho think that Michael Cimino, still a young man, is nowhere to be seen. Is still a punishment for “Heaven’s Gate” and “Indecent Exposure” or there is something else we don’t know about. The Cimino behind “The Deer Hunter” is a true master.
Boring, historically inaccurate and FAR too long
Story about three buddies (played by Robert DeNiro, John Savage and Christopher Walken) going off to Vietnam. They’re all gung ho about going and aren’t prepared for what they experience. They all return home–one mentally affected, one physically handicapped and one dead.
This came out in 1978 and was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. It was one of the few movies that dealt with Vietnam realistically (somewhat). It also really hit a lot of Vietnam vets and young guys hard. A friend of mine went to see it and after it was over he was in the mens room and saw 4 guys in their 20s crying nonstop. I saw it around that time. I was in high school and was bored silly. I figured at the time I was too young to appreciate it. I saw it years later and was STILL bored.
For starters–it’s too long–3 hours. The wedding sequence at the beginning goes on and on and ON. You learn nothing more about the characters than you could have in about 10 minutes. Even after they return home it moves slowly. The Russian roulette sequences (which were VERY hotly debated) never happened in reality. There’s no proof at all that it ever happened. Also one character makes a living out of playing Russian roulette???? Come on! The Vietnamese are portrayed as victims or monsters–very black and white. No shadings of character. With the sole exceptions of DeNiro, Savage and Meryl Strepp the acting sucks. Seriously–HOW did Walken get an Oscar for this? DeNiro should have gotten it. And the irony at the end (when they’re all singing “God Bless America”) was SO heavy-handed it was almost comic. Wildly overpraised and overrated. This does not belong in the top 250 on IMDb. A 1 all the way.
Original Language en
Runtime 3 hr 3 min (183 min)
Genre Drama, War
Director Michael Cimino
Writer Michael Cimino (story), Deric Washburn (story), Louis Garfinkle (story), Quinn K. Redeker (story), Deric Washburn (screenplay)
Actors Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken
Awards Won 5 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 27 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints) (as Dolby System)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 5,035 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster), Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Dolby Vision (2018 remaster), Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)