• FULL female nudity front and back while bathing in the river. FULL frontal nudity while walking to the rest area beside the river to put her coat on.
  • Quite a bit of nudity.We see a bare naked woman a couple of times and multiple characters are prostitutes, sometimes seen in bed with men. Some sensuality too: characters make out in a few scenes.
  • Full frontal female nudity.
  • Breast and buttocks are clearly seen throughout the movie.
  • A woman is raped:this is a really disturbing scene.

Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


In Hollywood, there is a kind of film we call “disaster film”, but we can pick up different film lists from two angles. One angle is a more popular theme angle of showing natural and man-made disasters and monsters, while the other angle is broader and more topical, that is, the “disaster” film from the perspective of comparing the cost, income and reputation of the film, It is usually the director’s Waterloo, the film company’s nightmare, the audience’s pain. Speaking of such “disaster” films, they are simply too numerous to record. The textbook Level Cleopatra has been mentioned again and again, but in fact, it is because it is so famous that there are other ways to make money later. It is said that the cost is finally recovered. In contrast, the director’s reputation is not bad, and the gate of heaven with a strong cast is even more tragic. Some films have become box office disasters for various reasons, which can often have a chance to fight back in the future. The tragedy of the gate of heaven is that it has been forgotten. People even mention the disaster of film history, but also talk about Cleopatra and the future water world, Gate of heaven? What movie is this? A fantasy? Michael simino? What kind of bird is this? Who has heard of it?

In fact, the defeat case of “gate of heaven” is somewhat similar to the later “future water world”. Before directing “future water world”, Kevin Costner directed a cow B incomparable and soul stirring epic film “dancing with Wolves”, but it ushered in a disastrous defeat when people hope to present the future epic. Michael simino, the director of the gate of heaven, was also a well-known figure at that time. A deer hunter, which won an Oscar in 1979, was also offered to the classic altar of Vietnam war films. Similarly, he also took advantage of the situation to present a Western Epic, pull up a cast of stars and prepare to show 1892, A bloody friendship, love and sadness between Wyoming farmers and European immigrants. The result was the same disastrous defeat, with a loss of more than $40 million, which was enough disaster in the early 1980s.

Seeing this film again, I feel that it may not be so bad, but it is really not up to the classic height Michael simino tried to achieve, and it is not at the same level as the later western classic dance with the wolf. When Michael simino filmed deer hunter, he created a depressing atmosphere. However, at that time, the Americans felt that the Vietnam War was not far away, but he wanted to move this model to the gate of heaven. As a result, the rhythm of the whole film was slow to the point of dragging, and there was not much literary flavor or thought-provoking bridge, which were all ordinary fragments of western films, It’s just that Michael simino has to take pictures of everything in many places. Just a love affair between male and female owners has been taken for a long time, but it’s nothing more than ordinary scenes. Isn’t it crazy? To tell the truth, Chris Christopherson, Christopher Walken and Isabel hupper will perform a triangular relationship intertwined with friendship, love and interest entanglement, and the performance is still of high quality, especially the feeling of struggle and pity between men between Christopherson and Walken. Unfortunately, these performances are also scattered in the plot and setting of the film, which makes people unable to concentrate on better appreciation and experience. Jeff Briggs, Mickey Locke and William Dafoe, who were on the road at that time, also appeared in the film one after another, which became a special pleasure for me to watch the film. Counting the stars to support me from falling asleep with the plot. However, the film also has an exciting climax, such as the final stage of a decisive battle between farmers and immigrants. The scene and scheduling finally see a trace of epic flavor, and the interwoven sadness and heroism are also full of appeal. Unfortunately, I really doubt how many people carried the lengthy bedding before simino to the final climax when the film was released?

In fact, the film has become a disaster, and the final summary always finds a similar context, which is nothing more than the repeated increase of budget, the repeated chaos of shooting, the repeated delay of schedule, and the repeated rise of internal strife. There are many historical materials and summaries about the shooting process and inside story of the gate of heaven. Generally speaking, Michael simino’s overconfidence and arrogance, as well as his own mistakes in film positioning and scheduling, should be the main reasons. More than 30 years later, when we look at the film again, we can still feel the sigh. If simino focuses more on the main line of the film and the plot is no longer so scattered, we may have different results by removing those bridges that have nothing to do with the theme and making the distribution of the film climax more balanced. More than 30 years later, if you are used to watching slow-paced films, especially from the perspective of understanding a historical fact of the western United States, it is also a fun and harvest to taste some local customs at that time.

Although they all suffered Waterloo, Kevin Costner at least has an actor career to continue, and although his later actor and director works have never reached the realm of dancing with the wolf, they still have excellent works that can be taken out. Michael simino is much worse. He not only lost the box office in shooting the gate of heaven, but also lost his character because of interpersonal problems in the process, and his personal confidence was also hit. It is difficult for his later works to improve. After 1996, there was no feature film, Only in the short film collection “everyone has his own film” on the 60th anniversary of Cannes Film Festival in 2007, a three minute image was presented again. Yes, everyone has his own film. Michael simino’s gate to heaven may be such a film, but it failed after all. Simino later complained about it. However, before there are no excellent works that can be watched, maybe not many people will pay attention to his voice, The gate of heaven will continue to be an embarrassing and forgotten “disaster”.

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