Deliverance (1972)

 Rated R for graphic nudity (yup, on the podcast) and for rude language.

Seventy eps of the Next 100 Project now and this one discusses the flick about John Boorman’s canoe trip with all its banjie-picking…and rape. It remains one of the best for the director & for his strong cast of Voight, Reynolds, Beatty & Cox. Haunting stuff and we get deep into all of it. Type in the keys for Sparkplug Coffee, then stop squealing like a pig and listen to us!

FOR THE RECORD: After some further research, Ryan admits Bev seems to be right that Cowboy Coward is the actor playing the guy who gets arrow-shot on the cliff. Ryan also maintains that ambiguity is more interesting than making it clear it was indeed the “purty mouth” guy. Also, we recently canoed. Bev was in the back. #empowerment

LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1972 Oscar winners and nominees

1972 in film

Links to: Treasure Of The Sierra Madre and The Last House On The Left and The Godfather and Full Metal Jacket

YouTube links: Duelling Banjos and the rape and arrow through the heart and Ed becomes a killer and

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Hairspray

August 6th on the Next 100 Project: Movies We Hate