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Michael Cimino

Friday, 3rd February 1939 - Saturday, 2nd July 2016
NYC, NY
USA


After some wonderful screenplay work on Magnum Force and Silent Running, Cimino made an awesome directorial debut with Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Followed by the magnificent Deer Hunter.
Then came Heaven's Gate, the film that sort of sunk United Artists and the director never really recovered from the backlash.

I count myself lucky I have seen all Cimino's masterpieces on the big screen (including Heaven's Gate and the underrated Year of the Dragon) which serves them best. RIP.



Silent Running
Screenplay
1972
Magnum Force
Screenplay
1973
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Director
1974
Deer Hunter
Director
1978
Heaven's Gate
Director
1979
Year of the Dragon
Director
1985
Sicilian
Director
1987
Desperate Hours
Director
1990
Sunchaser
Director
1996




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