If filmmaking is a war, then Apocalypse Now
was very nearly Francis Ford Coppola's Waterloo.
(26.) Quinby, Lee, Anti-Apocalypse: Exercises in Genealogical Criticism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994); Keller, Catherine, Apocalypse Now
and Then: A Feminist Guide to the End of the World (Boston: Beacon Press, 1996).
The 1979 film "Apocalypse Now
" is getting the video game treatment, but the people behind the adaptation really need financial help to realize the project.
In the film, Sid Lucero plays a surfer who's made to believe that he is the love child of Oscar-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, who filmed 'Apocalypse Now
' in Baler, Aurora, in the '70s.
On the other hand, the thought of Apocalypse Now
's Brando mumbling his way, Colonel Kurtz-style, through one of Burton's most famous roles, that of the narrator in Under Milk Wood, would have been enough to scare even Dylan Thomas sober.
(15) THE STORY Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent deep into the jungles of Cambodia during the Vietnam War to assassinate a rogue Green Beret, Col Kurtz (Marlon Brando).
These two very different influences (which are nevertheless linked by their common ties to modernist aesthetics) come together most effectively in The Hurt Locker's primary generic antecedent (both in terms of form and theme), Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now
(1979); like that film, The Hurt Locker moves forward in carefully calculated fits and starts, the deliberately uneven push of its narrative's individual episodes not even superficially marking progress toward a tangible climax, while the true development in the film takes the powerful form of a commentary on the necessarily shattered nature of individual wartime experience.
Instead he carved out a reputation for playing sometimes disturbing cameo roles in films such as Blue Velvet, Apocalypse Now
tops a list of 50 films that experts say you should see before you die.
At times, the pacing of Munich calls to mind Francis Ford Coppola's messy masterwork Apocalypse Now
. Bana's Avner is easily cast as a Willard/Marlowe figure--a pair of brooding eyes (Bana rivals Sheen for his burning glare) leading a crew of men on a surreal mission that is alternately calm and ferociously violent.
Now you can fly a Hughes helicopter gunship while playing Ride of the Valkyries and quoting Apocalypse Now
's monologue: "I love the smell of napalm in the morning..."
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA'S "Apocalypse Now
" was rereleased in an extended version last summer under the title of "Apocalypse Now
Redux," enjoying critical fanfare that surprised many people knowledgeable of its history and reception.