Win a Copy of Deliverance on Blu-ray

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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4 Responses

  1. Eric Bublitz says:

    I am going to say culturally as the film gives us an inside look into a culture within America that does it’s best to stay hidden. While it reinforces the stereotype of the backwoods hillbilly, there are very few films that pull back the veil and reveal humanities darker side quite like Deliverance. A fantastic film.

  2. Ronald O. says:

    I say it’s historically significant, because the film tells the tale of some of the things that actually has happened in reality down through the years (and I’m sure, still happens) here in various parts of the USA, as well as around the world. And while the film is meant for pure entertainment purposes, it does however, lend itself as a reminder of the sorts of things that really does go on around us in the real world.

  3. Ernie McHone says:

    I would say that Deliverance is culturally significant because it unveiled bluegrass music to the mainstream public. Before 1972, bluegrass music was mainly only heard in the southern United States. This film injected life into the bluegrass genre and introduced a whole new generation to it’s power.

  4. Stephen N. says:

    I would have to say culturally. Deliverance introduced us to the great Ned Beatty and launched Burn Reynolds in to super stardom. And come on, that infamous ‘squeal like a pig’ line will always go down in history as one of films greatest quotes.