Quando comecei a assistir mais filmes eu precisava de um caminho pra seguir e caí de cabeça em um monte…
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…
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.
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,…
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!!!
'The horror... the horror...'
From the very first frame of Apocalypse Now, I knew that I was up to something very special. Fogged landscapes, deep green palm trees, yellow fumes and The Doors' 'This is the End' playing in the background. I have never experienced an opening scene like this before, and shivers ran down my spine. When Jim Morrison's voice was put over this scenario, flames were bursting all over the place, and I knew I had to prepare for an unbelievable ride.
Not only is Apocalypse Now the best war movie I have ever seen, it's also the most bizarre one. It is bubbling over with strange pictures, psychedelic music and oneiric sequences. There are scenes where you…
Yes, it does drop the ball a little in the third act but everything that comes beforehand is just as epically cinematic as the movies can get.
Apocolypse watch at a later date.
There should be a big banner on Google whenever you search for this movie that tells you to watch the Original version and not the Redux. I watched the Redux first and frankly I was incredibly bored. It was overly long, lacking any pace, and full of scenes that just felt out of place.
This time I watched the Original version and what a difference. This movie is incredible. Tight, tense, and full of amazing moments, I regret not watching this cut first.
Sheen is fantastic, Brando is fantastic, the whole cast is, and the movie is too.
I'm not going to give it 5 stars based on the fact that I felt it took too long for them to get to Kurtz station, and there's a few times in the lead up to their arrival there that feel very slow.
However, a full star upgrade for this cut of the movie.
A film that transcends it's basic plot to being filmmaking at its finest. One of the best ever. 11/10
This movie...is perfect.
Right from the beginning, with the iconic intro of burning fire with The Doors' "The End", you are in for an experience. The director, Francis Ford Coppola, has said that this movie isn't about Vietnam, it is Vietnam.
He's right. Never before has the chaos, the terror, the craziness of war have been shone in such beautiful grit, especially a war as grimy as 'Nam, where the Americans lost. The yellow hue of a dirty sun encompasses the screen, and with it comes unbelievable performances by Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando.
I can't recommend this movie enough. I watched the theatrical version instead of the Redux cut. I've heard not so good things about it, so I went with the original. I recommend you watch that. I must warn you though...you'll need to take a breather when it's over.
Saw a portion of this today in my AP class while reading Heart of Darkness, and I just gotta say I love Dennis Hopper's rambling when Willard gets to Kurtz's compound.
Hey, man, you don't talk to the Colonel. You listen to him. The man's enlarged my mind. He's a poet warrior in the classic sense. I mean sometimes he'll... uh... well, you'll say "hello" to him, right? And he'll just walk right by you. He won't even notice you. And suddenly he'll grab you, and he'll throw you in a corner, and he'll say, "Do you know that 'IF' is the middle word in life? If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and…
After a person sees Apocalypse Now his experince in films is different. The bar set by this movie is high, very high. Performances that the viewer start believing were no longer actors playing a character but just trying to get trogh the filimg of the movie. Every scene, color, cut, or even sound emerges the viewer to the war, either the one living inside each character or Vietnam. With its slow pacing it makles the climax of the movie more enjoyable and at the same time when the film ends it leaves the viewer feeling something not every movie makes you feel.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…