July 22

Apocalypse Now

Posted by lori . 2 Comments

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Set during the Vietnam War, Apocalypse Now is the story from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.  Like Heart of Darkness, location is not the important aspect, it is the idea of the descend into the heart of darkness.  That said, Apocalypse Now is a masterwork of film and worthy to stand on its own with or without the viewer’s familiarity with the novel.

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2 Responses to " Apocalypse Now"

  • houndstooth says:

    That’s one movie I’ve never seen, and because of a few odd family dynamics, I’ve never really wished to see it, either. I’ve never heard it described the way you did, so perhaps part of it is how I’ve been told about the movie.

    • lori says:

      I’m glad you mentioned this. I came to this movie because I knew it was a “re-imagining” of Heart of Darkness, and I didn’t view it as a movie about Vietnam. It is a dark movie, and I understand that as a “Vietnam” movie, it is not a fair representation of the valor and honor of our Vietnam veterans, especially on top of the atrocious treatment Vietnam vets came home to. Thank you for pointing out this duality.


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