One Great Movie Scene

eh's picture

The Deer Hunter (one of the best scenes.)

Great performances by Christopher Walken and Robert DeNiro in the movie The Deer Hunter. The director, Michael Cimino, based The Deer Hunter on a script that originally had nothing to do with the Vietnam War called “The Man Who Came to Play” (written by Louis Garfinkle and Quinn K. Redeker) which was about Vegas and Russian Roulette. Cimino had the script rewritten and placed the setting in Vietnam (the final screenplay was credited to Deric Washburn).

 

While “The Deer Hunter” went overschedule and overbudget, it still beat Francis Ford Coppola’s troubled and long-gestating Vietnam epic “Apocalypse Now” to the screen by approximately 9 months. So “The Deer Hunter,” by default, became THE first major studio film about the Vietnam War, post-Vietnam War. As a result, everyone expected (and treated) this film as a definitive statement on the Vietnam War, if only because there were no other films out there at the time about the subject.

 

I hadn't seen this movie for over a decade and just watched it last night. What a great movie. There is nothing even close to the quality in years.

 

 

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Grothesk's picture

Yeah, this shit is fucking tits.  No tricky camera work to build tension, just straight up "these guys may fucking die here".  5/5 shit.

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eh's picture

I know it wasn't right but I remember being happy when the "Gitsu Mao"! guy caught a .38 round in the forehead.

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giddyup's picture

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jTC_vBW8rlo" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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giddyup's picture

ugh

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Grothesk's picture

You have the right idea, but to embed the video you need to click "Disable rich-text" before linking.  Feel free to try it out to see if it works:

 

 

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giddyup's picture

Thanks for posting the clip! I didnt realize it wasnt disabled untill I posted it. Couldn't figure out how to edit though.

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hellyeah's picture

even afther all these years its still to much for me........its the same with the killing fields......i bought it on dvd years ago and still havnt watched it...........

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Pantysoaker's picture

Id rather watch Platoon

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The Evil Bat's picture

As a young fella, I rented this from my local video shop. Fucking DvD was scratched to shit and froze at the scene when he demands to have two bullets in the gun. To witch I became rather salty

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