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Apocalypse Now   4/21/22
by Thief
He and co-star Dennis Hopper didn't get along, a typhoon wrecked most of the sets during filming, Sheen was dealing with alcoholism and even suffered a heart attack, among many other issues that put the film over budget, and drove Coppola to illness and multiple suicide attempts.

Apocalypse Now   1/17/22
by Takoma11
Aboard a river boat with a small crew (Laurence Fishburne, Sam Bottoms, Frederic Forrest, and Albert Hall), Willard ventures deeper and deeper into the country and scenes of madness.

Apocalypse Now   1/13/21
by mark f
Yet somehow, to me, Coppola lost his way and became another Kurtz, losing the thread, trying to piece together a third act from bits and pieces, shadows, insane babblings from Hopper and Brando, and allegorical meaning tying the story's unraveling to that of the Vietnam War itself.

Apocalypse Now   10/04/18
by SmudgeEFC1985
The irony in Willard being sent to assassinate rogue Colonel Kurtz because he has gone insane and acquired a devoted army of followers to follow his every order, no matter what, is more than obvious when everyone he encounters are experiencing their own levels of insanity, while the crew on the boat...

Apocalypse Now   3/17/15
by Plan B
Without trying to spoil anything for those who haven't seen the film, throughout Willard's journey on the boat, it becomes a possibility that Kurtz and Willard are past and future representations of one another in some way.

Apocalypse Now   8/31/14
by Captain Spaulding
When I think of the greatest films ever made, I think of the films that fill me most with awe and reverence.

Apocalypse Now   6/20/14
by kkl10
This is a 1979 movie so it's difficult to pass fair judgement about its originality, but the fact is several scenes are insipid, seemingly pointless and slightly confuse me about the real message that the movie is trying to convey.

Apocalypse Now   5/15/14
by Jack1
Like all war films - although this is also a drama about the effects of war itself - it's dark.

Apocalypse Now   3/15/14
by The Gunslinger45
Now quite a few people have debated whether this film is an anti war film or a glorification of war.

Apocalypse Now   12/31/13
by Nostromo87
Francis Ford Coppola almost lost his mind, Martin Sheen almost died from a heart attack while filming, Marlon Brando showed up to the set in the Philippines without reading the script or the book it was based upon, Heart of Darkness.


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