The Deer Hunter - Crafting A Great Scene

by Jack's Movie Reviews

A great scene isn’t self-contained—it can set the momentum of a film and change the audience’s perception of everything they think they know. In this video essay, Jack breaks down the haunting Russian roulette scene from Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter and discusses its impact on the rest of the film.



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