THE DEER HUNTER
1978, Universal, 183 min, USA, Dir: Michael Cimino

From the opening scenes of hunter Robert De Niro and friends Christopher Walken, John Savage and John Cazale stalking deer in the mist-shrouded Pennsylvania hills, to the shattering prisoner-of-war games in the jungles of Vietnam, director Michael Cimino's masterwork is a sprawling, ambitious epic of men wounded by pride, country and friendship, struggling to drag each other back to a place of safety. Co-starring Meryl Streep. Winner of five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Walken).


OUT OF AFRICA
1985, Universal, 160 min, USA, Dir: Sydney Pollack

Winner of seven Oscars including Best Original Score by John Barry! Meryl Streep gives a memorable performance as strong willed Baroness Karen Blixen, living in Africa during World War I. Beauty makes wild Africa the main character, among numerous talented actors including Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer.


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