June 16th, 2012: Deliverance (1972)

Cast and Crew:   John Boorman (Director); James Dickey (Novel, Screenplay); Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Bill McKinney

What It’s About: Four men embark on a trip down a soon to be dammed (and thus destroyed) river and are tested by dangers (expected and unforeseen).

Why Watch it Today?:  Award winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond was born in Hungary today in 1930.  Here Zsigmond gives us beautiful shots of the Georgia locations, which contrast with the ugliness of the human conflict.

Where to Get It: Your local library; Amazon, iTunes, or Vudu; Netflix (DVD)

Other Choices: Real Genius or The Witches of Eastwick


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