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HD- XIII- Rent a video of Apocalypse Now?
Rent a video of Apocalypse Now?
"Apocalypse Now", film by Francis Ford Coppola, 1979.
Constance wrote: "I have not seen "Apocalypse Now" myself, but if people are interested in discussing it, I'm sure I can pick up a rental copy."
I haven't heard from HD readers about the film yet, I hope you are considering it, I really enjoyed watching it in this context.
I saw the film for the second time yesterday, the first time being in 1980, and frankly I'm impressed.
I remembered only two things from my first viewing: the anti-Vietnam War message, and that apart from that I had been bored and unconvinced.
Other films have been made about Vietnam since, so I did not pay much attention to this yesterday, and concentrated on two things:
1- the visual artistry.
2- The parallels with Heart of Darkness.
If you remember the film, or have watched it again because you were reading HD, what are your thoughts about:
a- the common points:
b- I would not say "the differences", as there are many, but perhaps there are points where Coppola seems to have chosen to break from the HD scenario?
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