All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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…
Between the stunning visuals, the pyro gone unabashedly wild, the characters like Kilgore who deliver epic lines like "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" to the tune of Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries! I found I was completely overcome by the relentless onslaught of Francis Ford Coppola's vision to the point of curling up in the fetal position due to a severe case of sensory overload!
I had heard Apocalypse Now was an all time classic, a masterpiece, one of the best films ever made.
I quite enjoyed it, it was very good, but it didn't quite live up to the 5 star expectations I had gotten from the endless praise this movie gets.
This is one of the greatest films of all time. Such a large production with amazing action and superb acting. You can not ask more out of a film set during Vietnam. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" "Charlie don't surf" Love it!!
Watch this together with Platoon and Full Metal Jacket these 3 movies are In my opinion best Vietnam war movies.
The horror... the horror. It featured so many familiar people who were not as famous or popular yet during the time of release.
A nightmare production but to be fair you can see what Coppola wanted to achieve all there on the screen, while it's arguable whether it's the best Vietnam War movie it's certainly the most breathtaking.
The complexity of war and its effects, an astounding experience.
I feel heretical for not linking the film.
It's visually spectacular, the scope is huge, but it lacks focus (not surprising given that it was written as they went along) and the last 30 minutes are excruciatingly frustrating given the talent involved and Coppola's on point direction. The water buffalo scene was of extremely bad taste.
It would be a fine movie with the potential to grow on me after a few rewatches if its last 30 minutes didn't suck so hard.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…