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Over at Atlanta Magazine, check out this oral history of John Boorman’s Deliverance.


1 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 16, 2011 10:18 am

I still love how if you look closely you'll notice Ed "Al Bundy" O'Neill as a state trooper at the end of the movie.

...and this movie still scares the shit out of me and has completely colored my perceptions of everything south of the Mason-Dixon.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 16, 2011 10:58 am

I can't believe Boorman laid all those tracks in the woods. The camerawork is superb.

3 Bama Yankee   ~  Nov 16, 2011 11:11 am

[1] Please try not to hold "Deliverance" against us and we'll try not to hold "The Sopranos" against y'all... ;-)

For the record, as a kid that movie scared me as well... The first time I went whitewater rafting, I could swear I heard the sound of a faint banjo playing off in the distance. lol And of course in the rafting/canoe gift shops they sell t-shirts that say: "Paddle faster...I hear banjo music"

4 Matt Blankman   ~  Nov 16, 2011 12:52 pm

James Dickey, the novelist and poet who wrote the book, plays the sheriff. I've never read any of his novels, but his poetry is great (e.g. "Drowning With Others").

Now I need to watch this again.

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