A pleasing wrap-up for the four part "Deliverance" documentaries
This final documentary in the four part series of docs that's featured on the 35th Anniversary special edition DVD of "Deliverance" concludes things in a satisfying way. Director John Boorman discusses the ironic symbolism of both the rusted car and the mobile church being moved through the street and notes how the famous climactic nightmare sequence firmly states that these men will never fully recover from the hellish ordeal that they just survived. Moreover, Boorman had a first cut of the movie finished a week after principal photography was finished. Amazingly, only a few frames from the mountain man's agonizingly drawn-out death was trimmed in order for the picture to secure an "R" rating. The reviews were generally good and the film was a box office success. Both Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox admit that the movie was crucial in launching their film acting careers. Several folks state that "Deliverance" is the type of picture that can't be easily written off emotionally or psychologically. Moreover, Boorman points out that back in the 70's he was given total creative freedom to make the film he wanted to make and still remains close friends with both the main cast and cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond. A nice little closer on an undeniably excellent and important landmark movie.
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