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Old 6 July 2019, 20:26
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Apocalypse Now final cut

I guess Coppola is doing a full restoration. Not going to be as long as redux was. Going to be in theaters in August. I liked redux and I'm curious what will get cut from it?


Seiko is doing a limited run of the "Willard" dive watch.
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Old 6 July 2019, 21:04
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There's a good synopsis of his new work here-> Link (over on Indiewire).

That movie has influenced a bunch of art.


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Old 6 July 2019, 21:12
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Before my friend and I reported to boot camp, we were so hooked on that movie that we actually bought the soundtrack of the movie -- word for word. We wore that thing out before going to run our practice PFT's.
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My D/S in OSUT used to wake us up with the beach assault scene whenever he had CQ.
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Old 6 July 2019, 21:44
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In the Guard I'd get sent to local campus to find the UA college kids. I gave quite a few Willard showers.
That was a joke in Iraq, we take random fire someone would say "Go get the Roach."

I always felt it was the best soundtrack ever. My cousin (RIP)who was a PBR crewman would listen to it for hours.

https://youtu.be/vvRa467Tgho
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Loved the original but redux is going to be hard to beat. Made a hell of a lot more sense, and I don't think anyone who likes that movie is going to mind the length.

I suspect it will be redux lite for those with shorter attention spans.
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Loved the original but redux is going to be hard to beat. Made a hell of a lot more sense, and I don't think anyone who likes that movie is going to mind the length.
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This.

The redux made a helluva lot more sense expecially the context behind the purple haze scene. The playboy bunnies actually added to the story. Made a great movie even better as a story...
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In the Guard I'd get sent to local campus to find the UA college kids. I gave quite a few Willard showers.
That was a joke in Iraq, we take random fire someone would say "Go get the Roach."

I always felt it was the best soundtrack ever. My cousin (RIP)who was a PBR crewman would listen to it for hours.

https://youtu.be/vvRa467Tgho
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In the Guard I'd get sent to local campus to find the UA college kids. I gave quite a few Willard showers.
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I guess Coppola is doing a full restoration. Not going to be as long as redux was. Going to be in theaters in August. I liked redux and I'm curious what will get cut from it?


Seiko is doing a limited run of the "Willard" dive watch.
If you want to spend over $4000 for a Seiko watch. Especially when all it is, is a $400 Prospex dive watch with a different rubber band and just different hands and hour markers.
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Old 6 July 2019, 22:05
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If you want to spend over $4000 for a Seiko watch. Especially when all it is, is a $400 Prospex dive watch with a different rubber band and just different hands and hour markers.
I agree, the originals have a cult following. I'm sure they'll sell.
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Old 6 July 2019, 22:13
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It is not like the watch is Special - it is just what some actor was wearing when a fictional movie was made.

I will sell you my Casio G Shock, I actually wore while really running patrols deep in the Cambodian jungle with my Khmers, for only $2000.
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Old 7 July 2019, 03:41
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It is not like the watch is Special - it is just what some actor was wearing when a fictional movie was made.

I will sell you my Casio G Shock, I actually wore while really running patrols deep in the Cambodian jungle with my Khmers, for only $2000.
No one wants to buy an SFs guy's watch! Now a SEALs watch is where it's at...and I'll let it go for $1500.
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It is not like the watch is Special - it is just what some actor was wearing when a fictional movie was made.

I will sell you my Casio G Shock, I actually wore while really running patrols deep in the Cambodian jungle with my Khmers, for only $2000.
The Rolex Brando worn in the film is coming up for auction.


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The Rolex Brando worn in the film is coming up for auction.


You either surf or fight!
Probably a fake one he bought in Manilla.
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Back at the Fort Bragg SOTIC, my fellow instructor, the late George Miller acquired the nickname/callsign of 'The Roach' from some students and the name stuck.


I'm think Francis Ford Coppola thought he was making the ultimate anti-war flick but I'm sure he'd be kind of disappointed by all the folks in uniform (and often SF) that can quote scenes from the movie word for word.
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Old 7 July 2019, 03:57
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I surfed in Qua Viet ('69).

Attention span is a consideration, as is bladder control for some of us older guys. Will probably have/need an intermission.
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Will Charlie surf in the redux ?
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Will Charlie surf in the redux ?

Maybe....It is Charlie's point after all....but then again, CHARLIE DON'T SURF!!!!!
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