en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cimino

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 ...

variety.com/2016/film/people-news/michael-cimino-dead-dies-deer-hunter-heavens-gate-1201808052

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, ... In 1978, a new United Artists team was in place, after top execs like ...

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 ...

www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jul/04/michael-cimino-obituary

Jul 4, 2016 ... It took just over two years for the film-maker Michael Cimino, who has died ... He was a masterful, intuitive director of actors, ensuring a consistency of ... Encouraged by its success, United Artists gave Cimino total creative and ...

www.imdb.com/name/nm0001047

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.

www.britannica.com/biography/Michael-Cimino

Cimino studied art at Yale University and then became a director of TV ... Cimino was sole writer and director of the crime caper film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot ...

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 ...

www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/michael-cimino-the-deer-hunter-director-dead-at-77-237644

Jul 2, 2016 ... Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux first announced news of ... in art and advertising, the New York-born Cimino moved quickly into ...

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

Jul 3, 2016 ... Michael Cimino, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker who earned a ... by Mr. Cimino — a former painter, art student and commercial director ... “The Deer Hunter” to reach a deal at United Artists to make a movie from a ...