Over at Atlanta Magazine, check out this oral history of John Boorman’s Deliverance.
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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.
I can't believe Boorman laid all those tracks in the woods. The camerawork is superb.
 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"
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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