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- Robert De Niro -
“I always felt that The Deer Hunter was going to be a good movie; otherwise I wouldn’t have done it. It had its flaws, but there was something very special about it. I responded to Mike, I responded to his passion and how serious he was about the film and that is the same reason I responded to you and your book. I just knew that you were going to do such a great job, and that you care so much and I am very impressed with that. I saw right away that you were serious and knowing how hard you are working at producing this book makes me want to talk to you and it would be the same for Meryl, Chris, John, all of us. I’m very excited for it to be released; it’s going to be a wonderful book.”
Meryl Streep recalls auditioning for The Deer Hunter in our forthcoming book ‘One Shot, the making of The Deer Hunter’
“I went along to an audition with Bob (De Niro), Michael (Cimino) & I recall Cis Corman. I remember that I wore a flowered print, like a liberty print, blouse that I had since high school; I keep clothes for rather a long time.”
The Deer Hunter was an arduous film to make. Robert De Niro told author Jay Glennie “Physically it was exhausting; I had never made a film like it.”
The medal was in Bob’s archives. It was awarded to him by producer John Peverall for surviving The Deer Hunter.
"The helicopter scene let me tell you was hairy. There was me and John, and Chris had gotten off by this time and the chopper had got caught in the railings and twisted the whole bridge around. I looked at John and shouted, "Drop!" We had no choice and we just dropped in the water"
- Robert De Niro
John Cazale lost his battle against cancer on March 12 1978 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital aged just 42, with his girlfriend Meryl Streep at his side. He never lived to see The Deer Hunter released.
He left behind a enduring legacy in the five films he starred in, all nominated for Best Picture: The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather: Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) & The Deer Hunter (1978)
One of the many joys of writing One Shot: the making of The Deer Hunter was the opportunity, in talking to John’s colleagues, of getting to know him a little more. RIP
-Jay Glennie, Author