All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
This is the end...
At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.
“Someday this war’s gonna end.”
Chills. When that serene green landscape with those beautiful palm trees and the curling yellow fumes bursts into flame, when the beat drops and that voice begins to sing this is the end, I felt chills run up and down my spine. This was going to be something great. I could feel it in my bones.
What do you get when you give a brilliant, hubristic mind the freedom to make whatever the fuck he likes, however he likes? What do you get after two of the most beautiful films ever made, two films that managed to marry art and commercial success in a way that so few had managed to achieve on such a…
This an example of film making at its finest. Honestly, I don't know a whole lot about the infamous production of Apocalypse Now, other than the fact that it was awful; and yet, the way the film is crafted and put together is so incredible. The troubled production probably increased the hysteria and darkness that the film conveys as it journeys into the dark hearts of men and their desires.
The film has a simple premise, US Army Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) is ordered on a covert mission into Cambodia to assassinate a Green Beret, Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has gone insane and set himself up as a god among the local native tribe. It's an accessible premise,…
The rain patters deliberately. It's trying. It's trying real hard to cool off the world, but to no avail. The endless sweat parading down the faces of the losing minds and the tired souls only enhances the fever dreams and the sights of the figures within the shadows. The greatest cinematographic achievement of all time.
Spellbinding, haunting, unsettling, harrowing, visionary, hypnotic, artistic, hallucinatory & completely bizarre, Apocalypse Now is a unique cinema which, in its pursuit of portraying the dark nature of human psyche, ventured so deep into the abyss that it itself transformed into possibly the most insane piece of cinematic art there ever has been in motion picture history. Notable for its well-documented troubled production, the traumatic experience of which evidently seeped into the final product, and also succeeding as the most potent & powerful inspection of the horrors of war captured on-screen, each & every frame of Apocalypse Now has madness written all over it and yet there is no denying that it is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the greatest films…
Art imitates life, so the saying goes, yet in the case of Apocalypse Now with its tortured and maddening production, life imitated art. The film’s problematic production is almost as legendary as the film itself yet this difficult development seeps into every frame. It is hard to imagine that the film would have so brilliantly captured the feverish descent into darkness if the making of the film had been such an effortless experience. It brilliantly depicts the hallucinatory hell of war because it was hell for those involved in its creation.
It is hard to imagine a film like this was made in the first place. A big budget movie with an impressive star cast that is more dreamy and…
Cannot write cohesive thoughts at this time.
I'll leave you with this:
W O W!!!
Apocalypse Now is an experience as much as it is a movie. The terrific performances by the actors, the cinematography, the directing, the music and everything that is seen on screen contributes to the feeling of this horrifying, mad world. The path towards complete dehumanization and madness is incredibly interesting to follow. What a movie.
Coppola's epic journey through hell on earth is certainly an entertaining and puzzling one. It's full of dazzling cinematography that is on almost all technical feats incredible. Coppola's direction is excellent and every performance is solid, especially that of Dennis Hopper whom encapsulated the twisted sense of reality the final moments of the film withhold. It is without a doubt an outstanding work of film, but is it all it's cracked up to be? In my opinion, no. It's derived from a controversial novel that doesn't quite explain itself fully on film. By the end, any whom are completely unfamiliar are left with many questions and only find answers in the never ending, numerous and often ridiculous, theories of…
Apocalypse now redux. 35 mm. Phenomena. Brutal.
I saw it last night and enjoyed it much more than the first time around.
It make all the difference in the world to see a film at the right age.
First saw this when i was 18 and missed half the fun.
This is a true epic. This is why FFC is a legend.
Masterful, precise and trippy, Apocalypse Now is one movie that only after it’s over do you fully appreciate the astounding work on show. With Francis Ford Coppola in the directors chair and a cast that just seem to all mould together beautifully, there is no doubt in my mind that this movie is just purely a masterpiece. The film see’s Captain Benjamin, L. Willard (Martin Sheen) who is tasked with finding out the whereabouts of a US army Colonel who has gone rogue and is apparently leading a small devout army of locals. Marlon Brando is Colonel Kurtz the man who Willard is after, but before we ever get even near Kurtz, first we go through a series of insanely…
Favorite film of all time
This is more than a well made book adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, it's a retelling based on the aforementioned where the majesty of cinematic symbolism takes the viewer, not to experience the Vietnam War but, into the deranged mind of the combatants of most wars thru dimensions, portals, theatrical colors and stages of madness & evil as if we were being guided deep into a Dantesque abyss i order to experience, first hand, Col. Kurtz's "Horror".
Pay close attention how scenes and characters keep mirroring one another, how the heroes become anti-heroes, and , in a messianic way, some of them transfigure one into another beyond our very eyes thru the use of camouflage or how Tai-Chi plays…
Apocalypse Now is an absolutely magnificent piece of work that might just be the masterpiece that everyone has been telling me that it is. Unlike a lot of these big deep movies I actually was thoroughly entertained by most of this film. Everything about this movie works on an incredibly grand scale. It is incredibly immaculate and at the same tame terrifyingly intimate. This has taken top spot in my favorite Vietnam films easily beating out Full Metal Jacket and Platoon.
One of the things I liked most about this film was that it was a movie for men. It was unapologetically machismo and this tone paired splendidly with the themes and feel of the movie. While this might be…
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…