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  1. The price of perfectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | The Economist

    ... most humiliating war had not been touched before; the film proved emotionally devastating. But his third, "Heaven's Gate" (1980), a vast narrative of struggle between cattle barons and immigrants in late-19th-century Wyoming, was the biggest flop in ...

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  2. The Close-Up: Michael Cimino on Heaven's Gate at NYFF50Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Film Comment

    In a special bonus episode of our podcast, we're remembering legendary director Michael Cimino, who passed away July 2 at the age of 77. an ambitious take on the western starring Kris Kristofferson as a federal marshal investigating a government-sanctioned plot to steal land from European settlers in Wyoming. Heaven's Gate is widely known to be one of the biggest box-office flops in history, effectively ending the New Hollywood era and causing United Artists to go under.

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  3. Peter Biskind on Michael Cimino's Twisted, Tortured Legacy: "A Mystery in Death as He Was in Life"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Hollywood Reporter

    The director's bizarre behavior on 'The Deer Hunter' led to his undoing on 'Heaven's Gate' - and the end of 1970s New Hollywood. Michael Cimino remained a mystery in death as he was in life.

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  4. Postscript: Michael Cimino, 1939-2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | New Yorker

    ... of a densely populated, deeply conceived, and meticulously realized world. That's how he got in trouble on "Heaven's Gate": his control of locations, performances, and sets was fanatical (the anecdotes are legion and widely anthologized ). Isabelle ...

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  5. Obituary: Michael Cimino / Director of 'The Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Michael Cimino, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker who earned a reputation as one of Hollywood's boldest directors with the haunting 1978 Vietnam War drama, "The Deer Hunter," and then all but squandered it two years later with the sprawling and widely panned "Heaven's Gate," was found dead July 2 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 77. He said Mr. Cimino's body was found by the police after friends were unable to reach him by phone.

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  6. Galloway on Film: How Michael Cimino Joined the Ranks of Hollywood's Great FailuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... right or wrong. Even as Cimino was collecting his awards, he was sowing the seeds for his own destruction with Heaven's Gate , the 1980 western whose budget spiraled so out of control that an entire studio (United Artists) was brought to its knees. ...

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  7. 'Deer Hunter,' 'Heaven's Gate' Director Michael Cimino DiesRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 10 | The Echo

    ... and its release was delayed a full year as Cimino sifted his way through millions of feet of footage. "And Heaven's Gate is legendary for other reasons". Albeit future eras of movie producers and cinephiles would view Heaven's Gate as a clique great ...

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  8. 'Deer Hunter' director Michael Cimino dies at 77Read the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | The Echo

    The director, who was also well known for Heaven's Gate, was found when friends called the police after they were unable to get hold of him and died on Saturday . Details of his death have not been disclosed.

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  9. Obituary - Michael Cimino, film-maker whose masterpiece bankrupted a studioRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Sunday Herald

    MICHAEL Cimino, who has died aged 77, won Oscars for best film and best director for his second feature film The Deer Hunter in 1979 and was hailed as the brightest star in a golden generation that included Spielberg, Scorsese and Coppola. He was given free rein on his third film Heaven's Gate a year later - and he duly bankrupted a major film studio and threw the entire industry into chaos.

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  10. 'Deer Hunter' Director Michael Cimino Is DeadRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | The George Towner

    ... Hunter," which won an Oscar for best picture and won him an Oscar for best director. In 1980, he directed "Heaven's Gate," generally considered one of the most spectacular and expensive bombs in Hollywood history. The two films - he also directed ...

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  11. Art Is SubjectiveRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | Entropical Paradise

    ... older brother introduced me to, and I was pleased and happy when it kept that ball rolling. I lined up to see Heaven's Gate , because I believed that good things would keep coming from this Michael Cimino fellow. Well, that's where the love affair ...

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  12. Michael Cimino: a rare, intangible talentRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | Spiked

    ... Hollywood cinema in the 1970s Yet Cimino's star waned very quickly. He became infamous when his third picture, Heaven's Gate (1980), flopped so dramatically at the box office that it became a byword for out-of-control artistic ambition. Indeed, it ...

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  13. "The Deer Hunter" Director Michael Cimino Dead ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Country Legends 106.9 Topeka, Kansas

    Michael Cimino, who won the best-director Oscar for the 1978 film The Deer Hunter and helmed the flop Heaven's Gate a couple of years later, has died. He was found dead Saturday at his Los Angeles home, his friend and former lawyer E ric Weissmann tells The New York Times .

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  14. A Dissent on Michael CiminoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Wall Street Journal

    There was far more to the director of 'The Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate' than the conventional wisdom would have us believe

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  15. Deer Hunter film director Michael Cimino diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Ghanamma.com

    The director of the 1978 Vietnam War film The Deer Hunter has died, his friend and former lawyer has confirmed. While The Deer Hunter has been hailed as one of the best movies in Hollywood history, his next project, Heaven's Gate, was derided as a flop.

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  16. Death of an American HucksterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | The Weekly Standard

    ... 1970s. He was also one of the people responsible for greenlighting, and then managing, Cimino's third film, Heaven's Gate. As Variety summarizes: "The film was greenlit for $7.5 million but eventually budgeted at $11.5 million. It ended up costing ...

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  17. Michael Cimino & the Best Director Oscar SinceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... the film you can actually feel his young talent. Cimino next famously (infamously?) went on to direct 1980's Heaven's Gate , a film of disastrous proportions that has been covered ad nauseum as one of cinema's biggest catastrophes. He directed four ...

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  18. Cimino chased grand, costly visions: The film director's high goals...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    ... It was a costly vision, to be sure - by which I mean more than just the well-documented financial fiasco of "Heaven's Gate," the ravaged and ravishing 1980 western that broke United Artists, hastened the death of a '70s auteur renaissance and dealt ...

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  19. Filmmaker Michael Cimino pursued grand visions in The Deer Hunter and Heaven's GateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Sydney Morning Herald

    It is impossible to mourn the death on Saturday of Michael Cimino without confronting the loss of what he and his New Hollywood ilk represented: an audacious, ecstatic, sensuous, deranged and ultimately staggering vision of what the movies could be, and a willingness to pursue that vision utterly without compromise. It was a costly vision, to be sure - by which I mean more than just the well-documented financial fiasco of Heaven's Gate , the ravaged and ravishing 1980 western that broke United Artists, hastened the death of a '70s auteur renaissance and dealt Cimino's career a blow from which it never recovered.

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  20. Oscar-winning director Michael Cimino dies at 77Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 5 | The Echo

    ... war, the nuttiness of Quentin Tarantino, and more. Unfortunately, Cimino's work for his follow-up film, "Heaven's Gate", was highly critiqued. In desperation, UA ordered Cimino to create a much shorter version of the film for wide release, but the ...

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