BP061 The Deer Hunter (1978)
Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
Episode 61: The Deer Hunter (1978)
Released 20 May 2020
For this episode, we watched The Deer Hunter, written Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker and directed by Cimino. It stars Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken. The Academy rained Oscars upon it, awarding Cimino Best Director, Walken Best Supporting Actor, and giving it Best Sound and Best Editing as well as Best Picture. There were also nominations for de Niro and Streep as well as for the cinematography and screenplay.
Next time we will be discussing Amadeus. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA), but note that the director’s cut is far more widely available than the Oscar-winning theatrical cut.
To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on email@example.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.
If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
James Murray, Nick Hetherington, Jonquil Coy, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Lee Ingleby, Ann Blake, Michael Walker, Veryan Croggon, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Annmarie Gray, Helle Rasmussen, Robert Orzalli, Alex Frith, Olivia, Kelli Prime, Peter, Keaton Ellis, Katy Espie, Joy Wilkinson, Lisa Gillespie, Kate Butler, Simon James, Eloise Lowe, Anna Joerschke, Ben Squires, Alex Wilson, Anne Dellamaria, Dave Kloc, Michael Wilson, Claire Creighton, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Julie Dirksen, Anna Smith, Darren Williams, Catherine Murphy, Sian Thomas, Daina Aspin, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Cindy, Stuart Shepherd, Emmet Jackson, Juan Ageitos, Laura Lundy, David Hanneford, Judi Cox, Emma Colvill, Simon Ash, Helen Cousins, Sladjana Ivanis, Eamonn Clarke, Johanna Commins, Kath, Flora, Anna Jackson, Drew Milloy, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Jo B, Claire Carr.