Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Deer Hunter (1978)

The story of these three steelworkers from Pennsylvania has all the elements of a truly magnificent drama.

They all suffer more than  slight cases of post-traumatic stress disorder.  Lots of emotions spew all over the place.  Hunting sure isn't the same.  At the end, there is a  blast that is emotionally shattering and brain splattering.  One shot.  

I'll take Meryll Streep and co.'s singing "God Bless America" (before the credits roll) to any part of Mama Mia any day (although i haven't seen it and don't plan to).

Below is a scene from Peter Jackson's early muppet-like film Meet the Feebles (1989) that parodies The Deer Hunter.  

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