Episode 016: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot with Mike Hill
Updated: May 4, 2021
Mike Hill is known for his amazing concept work in Blade Runner 2049 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but his incredible breakdowns of how stories work in film are equally impressive.
Join us as we get his first impressions on an MG favorite: Michael Cimino's first film, Thunderbolt & Lightfoot. This underseen masterpiece is a strange mix of genres - starting as a buddy comedy and ending as a sort of American tragedy - but it features one of Clint Eastwood's best performances, and got Jeff Bridges his second Oscar nomination. Cimino's later films may be more famous (or infamous), but we argue this might be his best!