The second part of the film takes us to Vietnam. Embassy in Saigon, contrast levels are also excellent. I do have a quibble or two. Michael, Nicky and Steven John Savage are young Pennsylvanian miners drafted into the war. The Russian-roulette betting game, in both its up-river and Saigon venues, may be the most riveting, shattering plot device ever invented, as measured by the pounding of the heart. I read that to get the tension on set, a live bullet was put into the gun, but it was checked to make sure that it wasn't the one about to be shot. The vets who don't like it have it wrong, as do the Vietnamese who found it racist.
Synopsis Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. And once they're in the perils of war, you feel enough for these three basic people to get through the war. He is so severely traumatized, however, that for a while he cannot even remember the names of his parents. Ironically, even though today the film seems harmless, many of the serious questions it indirectly asks -- such as whether American soldiers had to be sent to Vietnam -- are not irrelevant. When anyone tells me they were bored I just shake my head. 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. Svet Atanasov on December 11, 2009 where this Blu-ray release scored 4.
Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. It would be hard for anyone, after experiencing such damaging events and images. No, this is not the best film about the Vietnam War; it's hardly about Vietnam at all. Of course many of the scenes in the first hour don't advance the narrative. Mild sharpening is noticeable during selected sequences, but it is never overly distracting. There's no arguing with short and shallow attention spans. Also, there are no serious issues to report with Stanley Myers' wonderful music score.
The film's color scheme is convincing. An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in. I don't want to see it again. The rules of the game? A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. A deer has to be taken with one shot. Michael returns home to Pennsylvania but immediately discovers that a lot has changed.
The commentary is incredibly informative. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame. After all, America is in the middle of yet another war, and many ordinary Americans are probably facing the exact same dilemmas a few of the main characters in the film are seen struggling with. The Deer Hunter is quite unlike another great Vietnam film, Full Metal Jacket. As one character says, 'I don't know how I feel. Even though everyone welcomes him back, he feels like a foreigner. 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.
Realising the Deer Hunter - a very informative interview with director Michael Cimino in which he discusses the message of his film, how the film could not be made in the U. And that very much includes the Eastern Orthodox wedding and its sequel. It is the film's necessary setup that is often called long and boring and, ironically, unnecessary, but this is essentially where the nature of each character is examined for the audience. It is a character study, and accusations of racism -- although perhaps justified to some extent -- are hardly convincing as the film itself is not concerned with bashing the participants of the war as it is the war itself. I think Cimino deliberately picked an ethereal location above the clouds as a contrast to the steel town.
Obviously, it has not been meticulously restored - for example, if you turn the volume up a lot, you should easily hear mild hissing - but it allows one to follow the dialog without a problem. Then, the end, a somber reflection upon the past, chronicles the aftermath of the damaging events in the lives of Michael, Steven, Nicky and their loved ones. With optional English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish and Japanese subtitles. The final part of the film is the most powerful one. Michael Cimino's award-winning film The Deer Hunter is divided into three parts. Michael immediately heads to Vietnam, hoping to bring him back home. It's hard for him to understand why Nicky doesn't recognize him when he finally tracks him down.
We have to sense the careless and frat-boy-like immaturity of these young men. The disc arrives with a fully illustrated 20-page booklet containing an essay by film critic Ryan Gilbey. However, this movie is not all about the acting, it's about the feeling you get. Michael De Niro , Nick Christopher Walken , and Steven John Savage sign up to go to Vietnam. The strong points of the film are the outstanding performances of nearly every actor in the movie. De Niro plays the tough but emotionally brittle Michael to perfection. Michael returns home as well only to find that Nicky is still back in Vietnam.
This is nitpicking compared to the overall construction of the film. The sequence where he sees Linda for the first time after he comes back from Vietnam and could barely put two sentences together is amongst the best in the film. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. But I looked at it today on cable and found that not much had changed about it, or me. I've now seen this film three times with a decade or more between viewings, and every time I see it I come away feeling that movies can't get any better than this.