Apocalypse Now Turns 35

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http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/this-is-the-end-james-gray-on-apocalypse-now-20140811

Apocalypse Now has long been one of my favorite movies.  It is still completely relevant today as there is something elemental and myth like about it.  I watched it again earlier this year and this line by the character Kurtz struck me: “We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won’t allow them to write “fuck” on their airplanes because it’s obscene!”  We still see that kind of absurdity in our culture all of the time.  The above article is an excellent write up on the movie, and why it still matters, from Rolling Stone.  

 

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