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.
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…
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…
Cannot write cohesive thoughts at this time.
I'll leave you with this:
W O W!!!
I feel that strange feeling again.
The same feeling that i felt finishing the original "Oldboy" and "The Shining". The feeling of darkness, anguish and mainly of HORROR.
"Apocalypse Now" made my jaw drop several times during its running time. That's the kind of movie that gets me thinking: "Why there's not a ranking system of 6 stars on letterboxd?".
A barra fica piscando no início da caixa no qual o texto deve ser escrito. E continua piscando. Incessantemente piscando.
Ele tá indo pro inferno matar o próprio demônio.
Apocalypses now takes place during the Vietnam war. A majority of the film takes place in a boat, and the boat is symbolic of something. What is symbolic of is safety and every time they get off the boat something bad happens to the crew. In the end a majority of the crew on the ship die because the mission they had to go on.
I personally liked this movie and the constant action and thrill in it. I also enjoyed all of the small symbolic moments in the like how the puppy slightly represented innocence and a type of humanity.
Beautifully haunting and hauntingly beautiful.
"The horror, the horror!"
Majestic in its brutality.
The greatest cinematographic achievement of all time.
Definitivamente la mejor película e cine bélico que he visto en mi vida. Y apenas tiene escenas bélicas propiamente dichas; con unos Martin Sheen y Marlon Brando sublimes y el cameíto de Harrison Ford que, personalmente, me encantó (fue una sorpresilla, ya saben). Esos monólogos internos de Sheen, esos escenarios claustrofóbicos, la sensación de que todo va en picado cada vez más y más... Y de que nada va a acabar bien en esta misión recibida como castigo por los pecados del protagonista.
Apocalypse Now is a nightmare of biblical proportions.
Like most nightmares it is a combination of things that make it what it is, the fear and violence only part of it.
Francis Ford Coppola's epic glimpse into hell and a kind of horror visited most of all on the soul is also heavily surreal and captures the disorientation and separation from reality that characterise a true nightmare.
While the film is large in scope, the story is quite simple; during the Vietnam war Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent deep into the Cambodian jungle to assassinate a rogue colonel (Marlon Brando) who's insanity - which can only be a logical reaction to the experience of war - and…
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…