History Awesome / ApocalypseNow

16th Jan '16 7:36:03 PM bt8257
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* A meta-version of Awesome for Robert Duvall, for his delivery of the "[[MemeticMutation I love the smell of napalm]] in the morning" monologue. Actors ''kill'' to get dialogue like that.
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* A meta-version of Awesome for Robert Duvall, for his delivery of the "[[MemeticMutation I love the smell of napalm]] napalm in the morning" morning]]" monologue. Actors ''kill'' to get dialogue like that.
16th Sep '15 8:48:18 PM hello86
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** They get Oscar nominations for it.
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** They also get Oscar nominations for it.
16th Sep '15 8:47:49 PM hello86
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Duvall didn't win. Melvin Douglas did for Being There (even though he ''wasn't there'' at the ceremony!)
** They also win Oscars for it.
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** They also win Oscars get Oscar nominations for it.
24th Jul '15 3:56:10 AM open_sketch
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* The entire introduction of the Air Calvary counts as one for ''filmmaking''. Every shot has dozens of moving parts, with helicopters buzzing, landing, taking off, soldiers moving, talking and fighting, civilians evacuating, tanks spraying fire, journalists poking through the ruins, vehicles rumbling ashore or being loaded with civilians, all while actors move and talk in long, barely interrupted tracking shots. The audio mixing alone is a work of pure art, with each audio setpiece (the medics, the flamethrower, the radioman, the translated announcer and the preacher) seamlessly blending into one another under the dialog and accompanied by the constant drone of the choppers. Seeing and hearing it in motion is almost unbelievable, especially knowing it was made and mixed before computers.

* The entire introduction of the Air Calvary counts as one for ''filmmaking''. Every shot has dozens of moving parts, with helicopters buzzing, landing, taking off, soldiers moving, talking and fighting, civilians evacuating, tanks spraying fire, journalists poking through the ruins, vehicles rumbling ashore or being loaded with civilians, all while actors move and talk in long, barely interrupted tracking shots. The audio mixing alone is a work of pure art, with each audio setpiece (the medics, the flamethrower, the radioman, the translated announcer and the preacher) seamlessly blending into one another under the dialog and accompanied by the constant drone of the choppers. Seeing and hearing it in motion is almost unbelievable, especially knowing it was made and mixed before computers.
24th Jul '15 3:55:49 AM open_sketch
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* The entire introduction of the Air Calvary counts as one for ''filmmaking''. Every shot has dozens of moving parts, with helicopters buzzing, landing, taking off, soldiers moving, talking and fighting, civilians evacuating, tanks spraying fire, journalists poking through the ruins, vehicles rumbling ashore or being loaded with civilians, all while actors move and talk in long, barely interrupted tracking shots. The audio mixing alone is a work of pure art, with each audio setpiece (the medics, the flamethrower, the radioman, the translated announcer and the preacher) seamlessly blending into one another under the dialog and accompanied by the constant drone of the choppers. Seeing and hearing it in motion is almost unbelievable, especially knowing it was made and mixed before computers.
7th Nov '13 8:27:49 PM ledge
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* Another meta-version - if you watch the behind-the-scenes documentary, the fact that Coppola managed to finish the movie at all, much less make one of the most iconic movies of all time, is nothing short of a miracle. Whether or not this should be considered awesome, considering the torture that not just Coppola, but the entire cast went through, is debatable.
21st Sep '13 8:09:42 PM dsneybuf
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** Alternatively you could look at Marlon Brando's presence in the film under the same light. Very few actors could overshadow every other scene in a movie with approximately 10 or so minutes of screen time. In a way Kurtz and Brando were exactly the same, big characters that cast a shadow over the story but only actually show up at the very end.
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** * Alternatively you could look at Marlon Brando's presence in the film under the same light. Very few actors could overshadow every other scene in a movie with approximately 10 or so minutes of screen time. In a way Kurtz and Brando were exactly the same, big characters that cast a shadow over the story but only actually show up at the very end.
3rd May '13 9:58:49 PM HeavyMetalSnail
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** Additional props go to Brando doing the whole thing off the cuff because he didn't read the script. It really speaks to his talent as an actor that he's able to make a movie defining performance for a script he didn't even read.
28th Mar '13 4:40:47 AM DocLoki
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** They also win Oscars for it.
28th Dec '12 11:35:27 PM Ghost_2267
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** Alternatively you could look at Marlon Brando's presence in the film under the same light. Very few actors could overshadow every other scene in a movie with approximately 10 or so minutes of screen time. In a way Kurtz and Brando were exactly the same, big characters that cast a shadow over the story but only actually show up at the very end.
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