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Title The deer hunter [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and EMI presents ; a Michael Cimino film ; story by Michael Cimino & Deric Washburn and Louis Garfinkle & Quinn K. Redeker ; screenplay by Deric Washburn ; produced by Barry Spikings, Michael Deely, Michael Cimino, John Peverall ; directed by Michael Cimino

Publ Info Universal City, Calif. : Universal Pictures Company, [2006]
Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment
 Bryant Circulation Desk  PN1997.D44 C553    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Denver Videorecording  PN1997.D44 C553    DUE 04-18-12 BILLED
 RIC DVD  PN1997 .D4253 2006 DVD    AVAILABLE  Browsing Area
 RWU Main Audio-Visual  AV DEPT PN1997 .D4253 2006    AVAILABLE
Common Titl Deer hunter (Motion picture)
Descript 1 videodisc (183 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
Contents Main titles/Clairton, PA -- Welsh's Lounge -- Wedding -- Deer hunter -- Last round -- Vietnam -- Captured -- Russian roulette -- Escape -- Life left behind -- Coming home -- Veterans -- Fall of Saigon -- Playing the American -- Last rites -- God Bless America/End titles
Note Special features: Production notes [text feature]; Cast and filmmaker's [text feature]; Theatrical trailer (3 min.)
Director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; editor, Peter Zinner ; art directors, Ron Hobbs and Kim Swados ; music, Stanley Myers ; production consultant, Joann Carelli ; Vietnamese advisor, Eleanor Dawson
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0; widescreen presentation, preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition
In English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hearing impaired, French or Spanish
Robert De Niro (Michael), John Cazale (Stan), John Savage (Steven), Meryl Streep (Linda), Christopher Walken (Nick), George Dzundza (John), Shirley Stoler (Steven's mother), Chuck Aspegren (Axel), Rutanya Alda (Angela)
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1978
MPAA rating: Rated R
Five friends, Michael, Nick, Steven, Stan, and Axel, who are from a small town in middle America, work in the stifling heat and infernal din of a steel mill. They blow off steam after work at a neighborhood tavern. They go deer hunting every fall. One day late in 1968, Michael, Steven, and Nick leave for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela; their wedding reception serves as the friend's farewell party. 30 years after it appeared, this film can still generate intense responses and controversy. Perhaps the best description of the subject was offered by film critic Roger Ebert, who said, "'The Deer Hunter' is said to be about many subjects: About male bonding, about mindless patriotism, about the dehumanizing effects of war, about Nixon's "silent majority." It is about any of those things that you choose, if you choose, but more than anything else, it is a heartbreakingly effective fictional machine that evokes the agony of the Vietnam time."
LC subject Male friendship -- Drama
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Drama
Soldiers -- United States -- Drama
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Military deserters -- United States -- Drama
Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975 -- Drama
Iron and steel workers -- Drama
Clairton (Pa.) -- Drama
War films. lcgft
Feature films. lcgft
Fiction films. lcgft
Historical films. lcgft
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. lcgft
Add Author Cimino, Michael, author, producer, director
Washburn, Deric, author, screenwriter
Garfinkle, Louis, author
Redeker, Quinn K., author
Spikings, Barry, producer
Deely, Michael, producer
Peverall, John, producer
De Niro, Robert, actor
Cazale, John, 1936-1978, actor
Savage, John, 1949- actor
Streep, Meryl, actor
Walken, Christopher, 1943- actor
Dzundza, George, actor
Stoler, Shirley, actor
Aspegren, Chuck, actor
Alda, Rutanya, 1945- actor
Zsigmond, Vilmos, cinematographer
Universal Pictures (Firm)
E.M.I. Films
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0783225997
ISBN/ISSN 025192017728
Music # 20177