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Uncle Zombie
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« on: July 03, 2016, 10:26:36 AM »

The director of THE DEER HUNTER and the infamous HEAVEN'S GATE has passed away at the age of 77.

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But, be that as it may, those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again, to teach to others what we know, and to try with what's left of our lives to find a goodness and a meaning to this life.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 01:55:51 PM »

I love "Heaven's Gate" since I catched a TV passing of the uncut version. It was a time when I was fed up with run-of-the-mill films and watching such beautifully shot scenes and that disregard for narrative clarity felt incredibly powerful and refreshing. I have never watched it again for fear of tainting those memories, but I plan to do it at any time.

I also feel I should mention his later films also have its moments, even if he had to work under close surveillance from the producers. I have a soft spot for "Year of the dragon", a neo-noir starring Mickey Rourke when he still looked normal, and for "Sunchaser", a neo-western that was never given the proper chance by movie distributors.

With all his faults, Cimino's cinema was one of a kind, and his vision will be missed.

Due to the horrifying nature of this film, no one will be admitted to the theatre.
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Either he's dead or my watch has stopped!

« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 02:39:54 PM »

I have looked at THE DEER HUNTER many times, including recently.  Whatever that film is, it is unique.  I also liked HEAVEN'S GATE... probably for the same reasons cited above.  I am quite fond of "motionless" films that may be spellbinding. 
Good night Michael

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