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'Heaven's Gate' (1980)
At this point, there is no film title that suggests hubris in the same way this does. It's been 34 years since Michael Cimino cashed in every bit of his post-'Deer Hunter' clout to make this epic Western, and it is still one of the most shining examples possible of what happens when you allow an artist free reign. I know the movie has its defenders, and I think there are things about it that are beautiful, but in almost every moment of it, you can see what happens when no one has the power to say no. The best art comes from dealing with the limitations under which something is produced, and when all of those limitations are taken away, you can end up with something that is wall-to-wall indulgence. There is a smaller better film lost inside of 'Heaven's Gate,' but Cimino was too in love with the smell of his own farts, metaphorically speaking, to ever find it.