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    'Lost' Star Terry O'Quinn On Making 'Heaven's Gate': "It Was Clearly Just Such A Waste Of Time And Effort And Money"

    From critically savaged bomb and expensive disaster that pretty much bankrupted an entire studio, to reconsidered Venice Film Festival and The Criterion Collection-worthy masterpiece (at least to some revisionists), to fodder for Steven Soderbergh's editing machine, Michael Cimino's "Heaven's Gate" ...

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    Watch: Steven Soderbergh's "Butcher's Cut" Of Michael Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate'

    As we noted in our feature, Critical Reassessment: 11 Films That Have Been Reconsidered Over Times, Michael Cimino's "Heaven's Gate" has gone from cautionary tale of budgetary excess and directorial hubris, to something closing in on masterpiece status in the eyes of some critics. Indeed, a restorat...

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    Director’s Cut: 10 Theatrical Versions Vs. The Filmmaker's Final Vision

    Blessed/cursed with one of the most confusing and prolonged release strategies in recent memory, (blessed in that it has kept the movie in the conversation longer; cursed because that’s longer for everyone to get bored and irritated with it too) the second part of Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” ope...

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    John Williams Turned Down Scoring 'Heaven's Gate' & More Learned From The Criterion Edition Of Michael Cimino's Cult Film

    A critical re-assessment of "Heaven's Gate" is now underway thanks in no small part to the Criterion Collection, who just released on DVD and Blu Ray the new 2K restoration of the controversial 1980 Michael Cimino-directed western. The film's notoriously troubled production history, scathing first-r...

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    Restored 'Heaven's Gate,' Director's Cut Of 'Little Shop Of Horrors' & More Added To NYFF Masterworks Slate

    It has been a pretty exciting year for restorations. Earlier this year, a new cut of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In America" screened at the Cannes Film Festival (but is currently headed back into the lab for more work), while in just a few days, Michael Cimino's infamous &quo...

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    Director's Cut Of 'Heaven's Gate' Leads Criterion's November Lineup; Jean Luc Godard's 'Weekend' Also Coming

    Every December, Criterion usually ends of the new year quietly, with not much of in the way of new releases. But they are making sure you'll be able to buy the cinephile in your life the best Christmas presents(s) ever, as their November lineup is, to put it politely, fucking epic.

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    Michael Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate' Restored & Headed To Venice Film Festival; Criterion Collection Edition On The Way?

    A cautionary tale and a film that stood as the symbolic end to a great era in American filmmaking, when cinema history looks back on Michael Cimino, his infamous "Heaven's Gate" will be discussed in equal measure to his masterpiece, "The Deer Hunter."

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