Cimino received broad critical acclaim for the Vietnam War epic The Deer Hunter, which won five Oscars. He followed it up with Heaven's. Michael Cimino, the director of " Deer Hunter " and "Heaven's Gate," is dead. He was. The cause of death had not been determined, Mr. Weissmann said. “The Deer Hunter,” just the second feature directed by Mr. Cimino — a.
However, it was trimmed to minutes by the time it premiered in New York on Nov. Deerhunter- Bekleidung — von den Besten getestet. It was at Venice and it was just a half-hour standing ovation, and New York Film Festival, same thing," he said. A cousin of mine, a Vietnam marine combat infantry vet, mentioned to me once that he hated Apocalypse Now. Notify me of new posts via email. Deer Hunter film director Michael Cimino dies 3 July Not breathtaking vistas, not rootin tootin heroic shootin, but a lot of poverty, immigrants, misery and bloody, violent death.
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Cimino, 77, who directed a total of eight films, will be remembered for a career of highs and lows. He began script writing and received credit on Silent Running , which he co-wrote with Deric Washburn and Steven Bochco. Eastwood was said to have never wanted to do more than three takes of any scene — and the movie was a hit, earning Mr. The story, possibly apocryphal, was that on the sixth day of shooting, it was already five days behind schedule. More Our Blogs Corrections All About NPR.