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Movie Scene : The Deer Hunter – Bar Scene


The boys are in the bar after work having a few.  Shooting some pool, listening to the Jukebox.  Young guys in the moment. This is their world.  Work, have a few beers, get married and go to war.  Young, bulletproof, carefree in that place where life is good before it all gets real.  These guys are friends and as the scene plays out and the music starts to build they all join in on the chorus.  CB wanted to be in that bar with them.

This is just a great scene.  Watching, CB felt part of it.  He was in the bar with these characters.  Michael Cimino directs a winner.  You believe these guys are friends.  You can feel their history.  You see the individual personalities.  They are one.  You forget you’re watching actors and feel like a voyeur into their world.  Oh yeah, you can’t help joining into the song with them.  Has Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ever sounded better?  Like I said, a great scene from a great film.  Mom coming at the end makes it even more real.

“I love you baby and if it’s quite alright I need you baby to warm the lonely night….”


6 comments on “Movie Scene : The Deer Hunter – Bar Scene

  1. Jim S.
    May 28, 2017

    A great movie from a great era of moviemaking. For me, the iconic scene in this flick is the Russian roulette one. Harrowing. This was back when DeNiro gave a crap about being an actor. A great cast and performances across the board. We would like forward to going to see movies like this like people today look forward to action flicks.

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  2. 1537
    May 29, 2017

    A perfect pick CB!

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 29, 2017

      Thanks. A few others commented but the comments disappeared into the ozone. They were on the same page as us. ( I’ll be swinging over to your station later in the week).

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Jim S.
    May 29, 2017

    Mine was one that disappeared into the ether. I believe what I said was something like, This is one of the great ones, back when DeNiro gave a crap and wasn’t doing dumb “comedies.” A great cast and great acting all the way around. This film mattered. My favorite (but harrowing) scene has to be the Russian roulette one. Another ‘they don’t make ’em like this anymore’ flick. You are hitting all the right notes, CB. We are as sympatico on movies as we are on music.


  4. dcw0731
    June 2, 2017

    Great choice CB

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      June 2, 2017

      The whole innocence of the scene and how life would never be like that again. I think they could have used a million different songs and they would have worked. I think it’s the only Frankie song I know because of the film. It works.

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