The Deer Hunter

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  • The Deer Hunter Analysis

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    The Deer Hunter is a Vietnam war film directed by Michael Cimino released in 1978. It tracks the lives of lifelong friends in a small town before and after three of them go to Vietnam. The main male characters that go to Vietnam are Michael, Nick, and Steven. The beginning of the film shows the kind of friendship they have with one another before becoming a soldier using up about an hour of screentime. The middle of the film shows what they went through during the war, the last part of the film was

  • Film Critique On The Deer Hunter Essay

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    powerful and the principle on which the film's symbolism is based, may not have ever actually occurred in these camps, or at least so rarely that it could hardly be portrayed as the general nature of games that the POWs were forced to play. The Deer Hunter does not focus much on the actual war in the field of battle. The director simply did not spend much of the movie in Vietnam. However, I thought the

  • Consequences Of Marriage And Wedding Scenes In The Deer Hunter

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    One of several 1978 films dealing with the Vietnam War is The Deer Hunters an old movie which the audience can notice at the beginning. The two principal events are the wedding and the deer hunt, this movie opens with an Italian celebration wedding, which is very unusual for today’s wedding. They have distinct cultures and it is very emotive. The wedding reception celebrates both marriage and enlistment. The reception takes place in a Veteran's Hall, enlistment overwhelms the wedding in ultimate

  • The Deer Hunter Analysis

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    In looking at the The Deer Hunter as a model for the effects of war on people, we have to consider the type of community they come from. This isn’t the the same community that Ron Kovic -and I’m using BOFJ because it poses questions of how war affects people as a prominent theme- came from and therefore the experience is not the same. Similar, yes, in the sense that there is loss in both experiences, but the depth of the suffering is very different. The nature of their surroundings very much affected

  • The Deer Hunter : Psychological Disorder

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    In the movie “The Deer Hunter” a psychological disorder is depicted in the film. This disorder is depicted on the main character of the film. In this film one see clearly what the disorder is and the symptoms that depict that it is indeed a disorder. Following what caused the character to get the disorder. What followed after, once he had the disorder? How it affected the character of the movie and those around him. What changed in his life and if he received any type of treatment because of the

  • A True War Story Is Never Moral Analysis

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    prominent topic, and films such as The Deer Hunter, directed by Michael Cimino, became major hits. Even years later, the Vietnam War remained a significant focus for many Americans, sparking a Vietnam war veteran, Tim O’Brien, to write his war story novel, The Things They Carried. In his book, O’Brien thoroughly describes the guidelines of a true war story, with a main point being that, “A true war story is never moral” (O’Brien 76). In his film The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino asserts Tim O’Brien’s

  • The Green Berets Analysis

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    Green Berets came to the defense of the film. One lieutenant colonel commented that “when Hollywood’s doing it, you have to expect dramatization-some exaggeration. But I thought it was a real fine film.” Another officer enthusiastically said, “I think it caught the essence,” And according to a Green Beret sergeant major, the film, “was just God, Mother, and Flag. Now who the hell could have any opposition to that? It was a good, low-key, accurate picture…The accuracy was there and the photography

  • The Sorrow Of War And The Deer Hunter

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    The Sorrow of War and The Deer Hunter are a novel and a movie about the Vietnam War. The novel is written by a North Vietnamese soldier named Bao Ninh while the movie takes on the American perspective of the war. Below, there will be an analysis of the differences and similarities between the novel and the movie. For organizational purposes, the novel and then the movie will be summarized. Then, based on the summary, the similarities and differences between the novel and the movie will be pinpointed

  • The Deer Hunter Film Analysis

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    The movie "The Deer Hunter" is one of the greatest works of Robert De Niro, John Cazale and Christopher Walken set by the year 1978. The first hour of the movie appears dull if the viewers are expecting tragic drama or Melodrama move. However, after that, it thrusts one entirely to the war theater. It brings a thorough understanding of the war in Vietnam and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It carries our mind into the dark terrains of the Asian nation Vietnam where the American forces face

  • Capturing the Reality of the Vietnam War in The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now

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    Capturing the Reality of the Vietnam War in The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now ‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ are two films which deal, at a very personal level, with American involvement in the Vietnam War. Although the style and narrative of each film are quite different a strong theme of ‘journeys’ is what binds the two films together, perhaps more so than the theme of the Vietnam War itself. These are journeys of self-discovery and self-destruction and in the