Skip to comments.Special IMAX showings of "Apocalypse Now" Aug. 15th & Aug. 18th, 2019
Posted on 08/15/2019 1:45:21 PM PDT by Texan4Life
Francis Ford Coppolas stunning vision of The Heart of Darkness in all of us remains a classic and compelling Vietnam War epic. Martin Sheen stars as Army Captain Willard, a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.
The IMAX release of Apocalypse Now Final Cut will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
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I like the film, but not for the reasons these people apparently do...I view it as parody, a form of entertainment.
The Leftists out there see it as a documentary.
I remember the scene on the beach as AirCav attacked the seaside village.
Robert DuVal is standing there impervious to the explosions and chaos. He looks at two guys holding surfboards and says...
“Either you surf or you fight!”
Charlie don’t surf!
The first half of that flick is OK. The second half is drek and not worth sitting through.
My favorite movie. One of the greatest ever filmed. If you think it is a war movie, then you are missing out.
It’s based on Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”.
That is actually not the line that was supposed to be the “key” for that scene.
It came right after.
But the napalm line got the big exposure.
I read Heart of Darkness years AFTER seeing Apocolypse Now.
I had no idea the movie was based upon that book.
I got about 50 pages in and was like.....hey....this sounds familiar....they names are even the same!
“I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream. That’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight... razor... and surviving.”
Most over rated movie ever
It was also the 1st Hollywood movie to depict all US soldiers as bloodthirsty rapist thugs.
To me, it was a boring counterculture flick that spoke rebellion against our efforts to impede communist expansionism.
I read somewhere that the Sheen family invited Marlon Brando over for dinner during the filming and Martin’s wife prepared a huge bowl of spaghetti for all to serve from - when she set it on the table, Brando grabbed it and started chowing down on it without a second thought.
Movie is great film for the first half. Second half falls off the cliff.
I saw “The Green Berets” in the Officer’s Club in Yokosuka Japan when it came out...my mom and dad would take us there for dinner and then they would set up a screen and show a movie while we ate dessert...:)
It was great-also saw “The Hellfighters” there too!
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