Definitely NOT "The Deer Hunter" (1978, Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep.) Despite the fact that it won 5 Oscars and 5 Academy awards, this movie was set in western Pennsylvania, but none of the hunting scenes looked like anywhere in Pennsylvania, and none of the deer were whitetails. Of the 19 "Goofs" listed in the IMDB description of the movie, here are the ones that are most glaring to a real deer hunter:
[ul][*]Errors in geography: The hunting scenes supposedly taking place in the Appalachian Range are obviously filmed elsewhere: The Appalachians are a smooth rolling range, but the scenes show towering, jagged peaks. The scenes were filmed in the Cascade Range, clear across the country.[*]Factual errors: The deer hunted in Pennsylvania are white tail deer. The animal in the movie is a Red Stag.[*]Errors in geography: While hunting in Pennsylvania, glaciated mountain peaks which do not exist in Pennsylvania are visible.[/ul]
One more worth mentioning...
[ul][*]Anachronisms: It's set in 1968. In one bar room scene, "Good Hearted Woman" by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson was played but it wasn't recorded until 1974.[/ul]So, please, I'll appreciate it if no one says "The Deer Hunter." But a good movie with that title should be made.
When the Everyday Hunter
isn't hunting, he's thinking about hunting, talking about hunting, dreaming about hunting, writing about hunting, or wishing he were hunting.