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Michael Cimino was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and .... On the basis of his track record, Cimino was given free rein by United Artists for his next film, Heaven's Gate (1980). The film came in ...

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Michael Cimino studied architecture and dramatic arts; later he filmed ... producer and director Clint Eastwood gave him the opportunity to direct the thriller ... But his biggest success was The Deer Hunter (1978) which won the Oscar for best film.

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Jul 2, 2016 ... Michael Cimino, the director of "Deer Hunter" and "Heaven's Gate," is dead. ... Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux tweeted the news Saturday ... Based on its success, United Artists signed him for “Heaven's Gate,” a ...

www.indiewire.com/2016/07/michael-cimino-dead-deer-hunter-director-obit-locarno-1201702242

Jul 2, 2016 ... ... I was in the same room with director Michael Cimino. My first job out of NYU Cinema Studies was in the publicity department at United Artists ...

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Jul 3, 2016 ... 11, 1977 file photo, director Michael Cimino, left, talks with actor Robert De Niro, ... Cimino, whose film "The Deer Hunter" became one of the great .... But Cimino always stood by the movie as an artistic accomplishment, or at ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2016/07/02/how-heavens-gate-killed-michael-ciminos-career---and-almost-dest

Jul 2, 2016 ... Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate is the movie that sunk a film company, ... United Artists, trying to redeem something commercially viable from the ... they'd heaped on its director for The Deer Hunter two years earlier, and then ...

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Jul 2, 2016 ... Michael Cimino, director of such films as "Deer Hunter" and "Heaven's ... United Artists. "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" (1974)Michael Cimino's feature directing debut starred Clint Eastwood (who also produced the film and hired ...

www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/movies/michael-cimino-director-of-the-deer-hunter-and-heavens-gate-dies-at-77.html

Jul 3, 2016 ... The film, for which Mr. Cimino shared a story credit, chronicled a group of ... Mr. Cimino, who won the Oscar for best director, seemed to have the film ... “The Deer Hunter” to reach a deal at United Artists to make a movie from a ...

deadline.com/2016/07/the-deer-hunter-director-michael-cimino-dies-heavens-gate-1201782447

Jul 2, 2016 ... Michael Cimino, the multiple Oscar-winning director-producer of The Deer Hunter ... Released in 1980, the film was a disaster for United Artists.