Apocalypse Now is on TCM. It’s so fitting to watch this after Tropic Thunder, which parodied it mercilessly.
I still love Apocalypse Now–I know some people think of it as a bloated college project film, but I think it’s one of the greatest movies ever made.
I’ve knew a vet who thought Apocalypse Now nailed the experience, and a Gulf War vet who said it capture the surreal feel of battle in general.
Update: Still love it. Great cinematography, great acting, great editing, great sound, great music–Coppola managed to make scenes out of the hash Brando was serving–just a great film. That said, I can’t imagine watching another 45 minutes in the “Redux” version.