Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by neo123, Jul 4, 2012.
Ned "Squeal Like A Pig" Beatty, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox, and Jon Voight
One of the most gobsmacking movies I have ever seen. I guess I was quite naive when I first saw it; not aware that America has some of the most backward people on Earth to go with some of the smartest and most progressive.
It has been fourty years? Man what a movie. Why the hell can't they make them like that anymore?
One of my faves. Great book too.
Yes. The book was not bad either.
James Dickey was an incredible talent.
Picked this up last year.
An outstanding film that's very well done from start to finish, but try telling that to anyone who only knows about it by its notorious sequence. Its legendary reputation has certainly alienated many potential viewers in my experience, which is a shame because they are missing out on one of the tautest, most riveting films of its era (or any era, for that matter). Yes, it's difficult viewing at moments but that has more to do with the excellent filmmaking than any gratuitous exploitative angle. "Deliverance" definitely holds up after 40 years, no question.
It's not a documentary, you know.
From the story: typo or punny comment?
those guys have aged quite well except for the silly looking plastic surgery on Burt Reynolds
He was naive?
I believe the Blu-Ray just came out, I am going to get that.
Check out Hertzog's "Rescue Dawn".
A new classic for sure.
I watched deliverence at a drive-in when I was only 9. I had an aunt who babysit me and my three older brothers at the time and consequently I did catch the occasional R rated movie at a tender age. I did not understand exactly what was happening to Ned at that time. Watched it again years later and was able to get the full impact. Great movie and cast.
My father and JD were at grad school together so were old friends by the time of Deliverance-I well remember him sitting in our kitchen outlining the plot of Deliverance. He was one of America's great poets as well.
Ive never seen the movie. I recently saw the DVD in the 5 dollar bin at Walmart. Perhaps I'll run over there and get it...
On the DVD commentary track, director John Boorman describes how they shot the boy playing the banjo in the "dueling banjos" scene.
The boy's own arms are hidden, and the arms you see playing the banjo are those of a banjo player hidden behind the boy.
A great movie, it left quite an impression when I saw it first as a teenager. It stood the test of time, watched it again a few weeks ago in HD. A classic.
One of two movies I've ever actually walked out of in about the middle. I got to a point after they killed the hillbilly guy and were going down the rapids and Burt Reynolds got a great big gash in his leg, and I said, "The heck with this." I had no one moment of pleasure in that movie.
I did not know that. Thanks for posting.
I've gone white water rafting right pass where the "rape scene" occured
... but did you leave your raft?
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