I don't like war film very much, but this it's more than that.
I love Coppola's film and in this one he did his best...it's intimate, raw and it make bitter laughs about human beings that have to confront themselves with pain, fear and insanity.
The finest film of the past half a century.I watch it every year and still find new bits.
A Masterpiece on every level.
Regardless of which version you see (though I prefer the original release), you're watching one of the most fascinating and unshakable war pictures of all-time. One really does feel a part of this journey into the heart of darkness. Coppola went through a hellacious shoot (see Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse) and still managed to make just about everything work.
Often cited as the best Vietnam movie ever.For me the number one is The Deer Hunter.By the way the original version is better, Redux is recommended because of the great Brando.
One of the greats (The Redux version that is). Acting, dialogue, cinematography, direction... its all masterfully pulled off. I have heavy doubts any other director could have made such a perfect megabudget art film.
I read the book. I saw the movie (Redux version). The both are wonderful. The movie has something that catch me. The scenes of the helicopters, the invasion on the beach and the kurtz village are amazing. The message behind the movie and the war are showed. The psyco of Cap. Willard are fantastic.
Sry for the eng...
Francis Coppola wanted to win the Nobel Prize by making this elephantine elaboration of Conrad's "Heart of Darkness", the result of such ambitions being that the film is a structural miss. It is impressive,though, with any number of brilliant sequences and set pieces; for all the pretensions are profundity, this remains an amazing bit of film making, however erratic.
I was to harsh on this movie. I think when I was little the running time might of upset me, but now that I'm much more mature, I love long films. The Redux version is great. Love this film and everything about it, great stuff. one of films that were on my list to rewatch, with There will be blood (which at first I hated but I need to give it another try), and the Searchers.
Watch Apocalypse Now Redux(193min)! And you will watch the sex scene with Playboy girls. You will see the the Bubba of GUMP. ;)
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Best movie ever, as simple as that.
Since my most recent viewing, I've decided that this is the most perfect film ever made.
I felt proud to see Apocalypse now I felt sad to see this movie.What are brother and Father's and especially are son's and daughter's are going through in the middle east I thank you francis Ford Coppola for making this film.
James M Ruiz
makes you understand the greatness of filmmaking when Capt. Willard arrives at Kurtz's kingdom and meets the photojournalist...he's pictures look so small comparing with the world that Coppola created.
The pacing was monumentally slow, and Martin Sheen did little besides contribute a halfway enticing narrative. Robert Duvall and Marlon Brando, both sharing however little screen time, carried this movie for me.
“Apocalypse Now” can arguably be the best, if not the greatest war film of all time.
To sit back and think to yourself, this is a film...Look at the cinematography and realise. This is a film.Watch the protagonist descend into insanity and realise the cast and crew did the same and try to picture this as a film. Not as anything else. A film, a masterpiece. Without question the modern equivelant to the last supper. Mr. Coppola created the perfect film. Thank you for reading my dribble.
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning."
"Saigon, shit! I'm still only in Saigon".
This is my all time favorite film.
Arguably the greatest war film ever made.
My favorite film. Amazing.
Rewatching this tomorrow in A.P. English class. It's funny feeling the intense anticipation, even after seeing it many times. It's like visiting an old friend. And the shared experience of watching this film with others is just fantastic. I truly love this film.
Hate the ending, or last 10 minutes. But everything else is A1
Watched the first hour of this last night.
My mind is blown
Positively surreal and gripping; unlike anything I have seen before.