The Deer Hunter (48:49) Rated R for a handful of F-bombs (and for Russian Roulette)
We sic T100P podcast #99 on you a week before America’s Armed Forces Day. That’s appropriate, even if there’s much debate whether or not this movie is patriotic. It certainly covers all kinds of PTSD and the unending pain of war. In ego-driven director Michael Cimino‘s hands, Robert De Niro and the entire cast is sensational. Order up some Sparkplug Coffee and get into a memorable episode.
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Rotten Tomatoes reviews
Links to: Christopher Walken and John Savage and Meryl Streep and John Cazale
The history of Russian Roulette
AFI’s Top 100 Lists
1978 in film
1978 Academy Award winner and nominees
Oscar acceptance speeches: Best Picture & Best Director and Walken
Links to: Swing Time and Gone With The Wind and The Best Years Of Our Lives and The Godfather and Taxi Driver and Coming Home and The Hurt Locker and Last Days In Vietnam
YouTube links: “This is this” and Michael and Nick play Russian Roulette and Nick finally loses at Russian Roulette and “God Bless America”
Previously on the T100P: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
May 25th on the T100P: Apocalypse Now