Sunday, December 9, 2012

Apocalypse Now: Even more disturbing today

As a young guy who liked war movies and didn't know better, I found Apocalypse Now a boring movie. But the boredom, interspersed with senseless carnage seems to be an accurate portrayal of war.

Madmen who can call for the death of hundreds of civilians on a whim such as "the surf is good at that village and Charlie doesn't surf".

"someday this war's gonna end" with a sense of sadness.

The many Vietnamese friends and colleagues I have, we would have a completely different relationship if it was 40 years ago.

"Apocalypse Now" is not really a movie about war, it's about megalomania an darkness of the human spirit. For that, and many other reasons, it's more disturbing today than ever. And riveting.

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