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The Making of Deliverance

This making of film about Deliverance is an interesting snapshot of how films used to be promoted.

This making of film about Deliverance (1972) is an interesting snapshot of how films used to be promoted.

Lasting ten minutes, it blends a voiceover, B-roll footage and audio interviews with director John Boorman and author James Dickey, who has a cameo in the film as the sheriff.

One startling nugget of information revealed is that the film wasn’t insured.

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By Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail

1 reply on “The Making of Deliverance”

They used to use these short promo clips as filler material on network TV when a movie would run short of the 11:00 p.m. time slot. (Maybe the feature needed lots of footage eliminated for prime-time?) I remember seeing this one after the CBS Thursday Night Movie around about 1972 and being scared for Jon Voight making his way up that cliff. I’d see the movie about a year later and find out he had a lot more than a sheer rock face to be afraid of.

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