Redux. Absolute hypnagogia. No good night sleep in days. The plantation lulls me to a dream and from there on I keep being jolted awake by sound and vision,to gaze upon Marlon Brando's eyes in a cave, over and over again..a calf.Voices,noises.Acid. Grenade launchers.Purple haze.Playboy. .50. 60. Puppy, tiger. A black and white photo. I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas...
Malgré une mise en scène effectivement époustouflante, ce long voyage jusqu'aux racines du mal m'a profondément déçu. La raison ? Incontestablement la distance que Coppola laisse entre la folie qu'il montre et le spectateur. A l'image de Sheen et de son analyse blasée et glacée, on reste à côté de cette guerre et de cette folie. On la regarde, on la subit, on tente d'aller toujours plus loin comme pour la fuir.
I wish they would make up their mind about this movie. First, the movie comes out, and it's amazing. Then the documentary comes out about the making of the film, and people say it's better. Now they say 'Apocalypse Now Redux' is the best. Robert Duvall deserved an Oscar for his incredible portrayal of Kilgore.
The ending doesn't make a lot of emotional sense but the rest feels like the New Hollywood buildup to Heaven's Gate; the filmmaking is magnificent. While I haven't seen the "normal" version, I still think the things added in the Redux wants to make it a more political film than it can really hold up. It's an extraordinary sensory experience, not one of character or plot.
I loved THE GODFATHER trilogy. But, this movie is my most favorite movie from director Francis Ford Coppola. APOCALYPSE NOW is one of the best movie about Vietnam War. It succeed to capture the horror of that war and its impact to every soldier's mental. So, you can say that APOCALYPSE NOW is a psychological drama. The more I give attention to this movie, the more I began to think this isn't just merely a war movie..
Masterfully crafted journey into heart of darkness, with just the right feel of burning napalm, shading jungle and drab that consumes every human protagonist. It's the heart of darkness that, in the end, doesn't capture the right feel - cos it feels more like it's been soaked with sludge of meaningless nothing rather than "the horror". Great journey into blank finale and arguably the greatest american war movie.
Thunderous enough that it pummels you into accepting its power but it is a grotesquely flamboyant film and mired in the same racial politics as Conrad's novella. Are there any American films about Vietnam that don't focus upon the effect on the minds and bodies of that war upon the GIs but instead focus upon the crimes many of those GIs perpetrated? America needs less myth making and more sober accountability.
i rewatch it as soon as i finished reading Heart of Darkness, and i admit it, this one's more interesting and more related to the Kurtz's horror. this might be because i knew the film first, and well, it might be a different story if i knew the book first. but i can't ignore the greatness in Mr. Brando's Kurtz.