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Watch: Short Doc ‘The Dangerous World of Deliverance’ Charts the Harrowing Making of John Boorman’s Shocking Film

From the IndieWire Vault: The documentary details the great challenges they encountered during the making of the John Boorman film.


John Boorman’s 1972 film ”Deliverance” still shocks viewers today. The classic story of man pitting himself against nature (and man, kid and banjo) is a story that stands the test of time. The documentary ”The Dangerous World of Deliverance” was released the same year as the film and explores the great risks that went into the making of the feature.

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The tumultuous production encountered almost as many issues as the central characters in the film (though in slightly less terrifying fashion). From the unpredictable landscape to their lack of insurance, the filming was truly arduous process. The doc features narration from Boorman and James Dickey, the author of the novel that was adapted into the film. With exclusive behind the scenes footage, seamlessly combined with Boorman and Dickey’s unique insight into the process, make it a truly interesting and unique look into a powerful film.

Check out the documentary below.

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