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View Poll Results: Which Best Picture nominee in 1978 most deserved the Oscar?
Coming Home 1 9.09%
The Deer Hunter 9 81.82%
Heaven Can Wait 0 0%
Midnight Express 1 9.09%
An Unmarried Woman 0 0%
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Old March 11 2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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TrekBBS Academy Awards #26:Best Picture, 1978

26th in a series of polls examining how you, the TrekBBS users, would have voted, were you in the Academy. Up next: Best Picture, 1978. Which nominee most deserved the Academy Award?

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Old March 11 2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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No doubt in my mind, I would have given the Best Picture Oscar to Interiors.
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Old March 11 2009, 11:27 PM   #3
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Re: TrekBBS Academy Awards #26:Best Picture, 1978

And I've seen none of these.
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Old March 11 2009, 11:30 PM   #4
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The Deer Hunter by a country mile. None of the others come close.
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Old March 12 2009, 01:36 AM   #5
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Re: TrekBBS Academy Awards #26:Best Picture, 1978

The Deer Hunter.

And I doubt anyone who remembers the Vietnam War would vote any differently. That whole Russian Roulette by choice (rather than by force) scene was simply one of the most memorable (and harrowing) scenes of 1970's cinema. I haven't seen this movie in about 20 years, and I remember that one scene quite vividly. I was positively dumbfounded.

The Deer Hunter is part of a trilogy of 'Nam movies that are Must See Material, the other two films being Apocalypse Now and Platoon.

If you haven't seen these three movies, then you simply haven't seen 'Nam in the movies.
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Old March 12 2009, 04:14 AM   #6
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I vote Deer Hunter, which is a great film with memorable characters. And you get to see Christopher Walken both Dance and go crazy, which are his two trademarks

Seriously though, love the movie. it's really depressing however so I don't catch it too often. How many movies are there that are more depressing?
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Old March 12 2009, 08:32 AM   #7
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Not much of a contest here. The Deer Hunter.
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Old March 12 2009, 08:28 PM   #8
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The Deer Hunter features some great cinematography, and some great performances, but as a portrayal of Vietnam it is deeply flawed and even racist in its depiction of the Vietnamese. So I'm going out on a limb here and voting for the superior Vietnam film here, Coming Home.
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