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Old 15 July 2019, 11:57
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I always like the scene with Kurtz reading The Hollow men.
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Old 15 July 2019, 13:09
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Redux, the new version....meh. Just leave it the original way.

Just like George Lucas messed up Star Wars when he re did it, instead of just leaving the original.
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Old 15 July 2019, 19:52
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Just like George Lucas messed up Star Wars when he re did it, instead of just leaving the original.

Not exactly. Coppola has been restoring footage cut from the original presentation because it wasn't "commercial" enough. Plus (and this is the big one) he hasn't withdrawn the other versions from sale. So we can compare the original with the Redux and final cut versions

Lucas pissed off a lot of people adding CGI cartoon bullshit to the original footage, redoing scenes (Han shot first) and then being a prick about withdrawing all previous versions from sale and telling fans to suck it up.


At least Coppola allows you to have that choice.
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The author of this web page used the background material from the film and it is fascinating.

https://colonelkurtzdiaries.blogspot.com/

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When it first came out I saw it with my friend's dad who served in the 5th SFG SOG in Viet Nam. He really hated it. He was furious.
I told him it was Heart of Darkness set in Viet Nam. He asked about the book and thought about it but he really hated it.
I wonder what he thinks of it today so many years later?
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The author of this web page used the background material from the film and it is fascinating.

https://colonelkurtzdiaries.blogspot.com/

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Thanks for posting that.

My cousin hated the drug use of the PBR crew. He told me that wasn't tolerated. He did say the film got it right on how close PBR crews were.
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I am interested in the 4K HDR Dolby Vision and remastered audio from the found original print master that was not available for Redux. I'll be seeing this in the theater.
Did you see it? How was it compared to previous versions?
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Some of the other metaphors;

1. The soldier wading into the river with his suitcase begging to go home...

The whole Do-Long bridge scene was the most intense in the film...I understand the farther they go down the river the more insane things get, but that scene was just utter chaos.

Still the best movie I have ever watched...
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"Never get off the boat. Absolutely goddamn right. Unless you were going all the way. Kurtz got off the boat. He split from the whole fucking program."

That sums up the whole movie in one quote.
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We read a bunch of Conrad in 9th and 10th grade, I hadn't seen Apocolypse yet. I'd never thought that people wouldn't know its the source material for the movie. I think there is a pretty decent Heart of Darkness movie with Tim Roth, if i remember correctly.

I think its hilarious that Seiko is trying to cash in on the movie with an SRP reissue for $4k. After all, the whole idea of the Seikos and other vintage lower-end watches worn during the war was that they are easy to acquire and didn't cost an arm and a leg.

I haven't seen this movie in years, maybe since the Redux. I might check this out just to rewatch it. I'm also looking forward to Lawrence of Arabie being in the theaters next month.
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I always like the scene with Kurtz reading The Hollow men.
For decades, I always thought these were *just* brilliant lines in a movie, and once I got older I realized it was a TS Eliot poem.

Today, I am not sure if that makes FFC a plagiarist...or the Jedi Knight of moviemakers....
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For decades, I always thought these were *just* brilliant lines in a movie, and once I got older I realized it was a TS Eliot poem.

Today, I am not sure if that makes FFC a plagiarist...or the Jedi Knight of moviemakers....
Kurtz reading it in it's entirety.

https://youtu.be/gKuA3iee4-c
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