The Deer Hunter
1978
*****
Director: Michael Cimino
Cast: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, John Savage

A mesmerising drama about the lives of three Pennsylvania men before, during and after the Vietnam War. Long and, at times, hard to watch, but rewarding. Wonderful performances all around, but Christopher Walken was singled out for an Oscar. Additional Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Editing. A memorable title tune by Stanley Myers.