EFC II #190 – The Deer Hunter (1978)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#190 – The Deer Hunter (1978)
Dir. Michael Cimino
Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, George Dzundza

The one hundred and ninetieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Michael Cimino’s gripping drama about the effects of war on a small town group of friends, The Deer Hunter.

Recorded in September 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino & John Peverall), Best Director (Michael Cimino), Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken), Best Editing (Peter Zinner), Best Sound (Richard Portman, William McCaughey, Aaron Rochin & Darin Knight)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, no doubt at all, and I hate war movies, but I loved this and I feel like that says a lot.

Luke: Yeah, it’s one of the easiest yeses so far, a knockout classic.

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EFC II #113 – Halloween (1978)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#113 – Halloween (1978)
Dir. John Carpenter
Starring: Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews, John Michael Graham, Nancy Stephens, Arthur Malet, Mickey Yablans, Brent Le Page

The one hundred and thirteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Carpenter’s exercise in voyeurism, fear and death, Halloween.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: I don’t think so, unfortunately.

Luke: I think it is, while I don’t love it, and the pros far outweigh the cons.

EFC II #109 – Dawn of the Dead (1978)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#109 – Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dir. George A. Romero
Starring: Ken Foree, David Emge, Gaylen Ross, Scott Reiniger

The one hundred and ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Romero’s continuation of his Living Dead series, this time placing a group of zombie apocalypse survivors inside a shopping mall, Dawn of the Dead.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes definitely, one of my favourite horror films, it’s a must see character piece.