Deliverance Background

Deliverance Background

Deliverance is a 1972 dramatic thriller movie produced and directed by John Boorman. It stars are Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds. The movie is based on the book of the same name by James Dickey and the author had a small role in the film as the Sheriff.

This film was critically acclaimed as a landmark picture ushering an era when gritty and more realistic violence was recreated on the screw. There are two notable scenes in the film; on the early stages of the film one of the city men plays "Dueling Banjos" on guitar dusting with a banjo-playing country boy, setting the tone for what is to come. It is also known for its notorious male dale scene. Dickey believed that the movie was about the primitive nature of man and particularly the way that civilized man would survive when confronted by primitive challenges but many critics felt the violence was gratuitous without any explanation of why their descent was so sudden. The larger critical reception was positive an the film received three Academy Awards.

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