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 #165 – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#165 – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen

The one hundred and sixty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Sidney Lumet’s true story crime caper, Dog Day Afternoon.

Recorded in July 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s really good.

Luke: Yep, this is a new favourite, an excellent film.

EFC II #133 – The Conversation (1974)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#133 – The Conversation (1974)
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford

The one hundred and thirty-third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Francis Ford Coppola’s compelling character study, The Conversation.

Recorded in January 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I think so, it’s a brilliant character piece with an excellent central performance from Gene Hackman.