The Deer Hunter
SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/18
When a war leaves destruction and sadness scattered worldwide, there are human responses. Leaving aside political manifestos and such, art, literature and cinema are the most common trends of expression used. If you asked somebody during the 70s "Hey, do you know Michael Cimino?", they would reply negatively. However, if your second question were "Have you seen The Deer Hunter?", you would most probably receive an emotional answer.
The Deer Hunter is a straightforward masterpiece, very complete from three different points of view:
1) Character development. The magnificent cast helped a lot.
2) Extraordinary direction and storytelling, focusing on all the aspects and assigning each and every one of them the same weight of importance.
3) The pre-war, war and post-war chapter divisions.
Result = triumph and remembrance.