Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now (1:10:44) Rated R for a slew of horror horror F words.

Apocalypse Now 3

Our wordiest podcast yet is #100 (!) on the T100P. This epic, messy freak-out war flick is the Jackson Pollock of movies. Coppola, Brando, Duvall and Sheen are all making their last AFI picture. Is it a great one…or the greatest one? You can only say “great” or “greatest”. For all its flaws, this remains a monster of a movie. Also, since this is the last film from the ’70s, we gab about the decade. Sparkplug Coffee first, then get us going!

LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness novel

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1979 in film

1979 Academy Award winners and nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Cinematography and Sound (at 2:20)

Links to: Aguirre The Wrath Of God and The Godfather and The Godfather Part II and Taxi Driver and Hearts Of Darkness and Saving Private Ryan and Milius and Listen To Me Marlon

YouTube links: Willard’s drunken bender and “I love the smell of napalm in the morning” and Ride Of The Valkyries and “You’re an errand boy” and The horror monologue and Kurtz meets his horrible maker

Previously on the T100P: The Deer Hunter

June 1st on the T100P: Raging Bull

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