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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Great Movie Scenes | The Deer Hunter, 1978 + Beautiful Girls, 1996

You may remember the Sweet Caroline scene from Stinky's bar in the 1996 movie Beautiful Girls. But did you know it took its inspiration from the Can't Take My Eyes off You bar scene from the 1978 Academy Award winning movie The Deer Hunter?

Oh, and Beautiful Girls remains firmly entrenched in my Top 5 Flicks of all-time. . . .

The Deer Hunter cast:

Robert De Niro - Michael "Mike" Vronsky
John Cazale - Stanley a/k/a "Stosh"
John Savage - Steven Pushkov
Christopher Walken - Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich
Meryl Streep - Linda
George Dzundza - John Welch

Beautiful Girls cast:

Timothy Hutton - Willie Conway
Matt Dillon - Tommy "Birdman" Rowland
Michael Rappaport - Paul Kirkwood
Noah Emmerich - Michael "Mo" Morris
Max Perlich - Kev
Pruitt Taylor Vince - Stanley "Stinky" Womack
David Arquette - Bobby Conway

Natalie Portman - Martie
Uma Thurman - Andera
Mira Sorvino - Sharon Cassidy
Annabeth Gish - Tracy Stover
Lauren Holly - Darian Smalls
Rosie O'Donnell - Gina Barrisano
Martha Plimpton - Jan

1 comment:

Dustin Wall said...

I just stumbled upon your blog after searching "The Deer Hunter and Beautiful Girls similarities." I thought there were a lot of parallels between the films. Here are a few that I noticed: 1) Small-town America. Working-class towns. 2) young men struggling with adult life in the town they grew up in. 3) a good friend owning a bar. 4) Friendship and loyalty as major themes.