I have been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. The next on my list was the 1978 winner, The Deer Hunter, directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep. I first watched this movie about 10 years ago.
The Deer Hunter is a dark drama about a group of friends from an Ohio steel town and how the Vietenam War impacts their lives. This film can be difficult to watch because of its unflinching look at the brutality of war.
The other Best Picture nominees that year were Coming Home, Heaven Can Wait, Midnight Express, and An Unmarried Woman. The Deer Hunter also won Oscars for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Walken), Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound.
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