The Deer Hunter (1978)


STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT  – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Russian-Roulette death game in Viet Cong prison. One of the most intense and disturbing scenes in cinematic history.
2) Christopher Walken as Nick. A textbook example of PTSD.
3) The helicopter-river stunt.
4) Stanley Myers’s “Cavatina

 

CONS  –
1) One hour-long opening wedding scene. Overall boring.

 

QUOTE –
Nick: One-Shot

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