History Film / ApocalypseNow

28th Dec '16 2:17:39 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* RatedMForManly

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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: [[spoiler: Ends up being {{Deconstructed}}, as even the manliest and bravest of men aren't immune to the horrors of war.]]
29th Nov '16 2:34:50 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* CurbStompBattle: The Air Calvary attack on the VC Village. Armed with only AK-47s and a few 50 cal nests, the swarm of Air Cav choppers (armed with much deadlier armament) tear them to shreds.

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* CurbStompBattle: The Air Calvary Cavalry attack on the VC Village. Armed with only their AK-47s and a few 50 cal 12.7mm machine gun nests, the swarm of Air Cav attack choppers (armed with much deadlier armament) tear them to shreds.
27th Oct '16 2:12:22 PM TrollBrutal
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** Kurtz throughout his appearances. It's been parroted for a long time that this was meant to hide Brando's obesity, but set photos reveal that he was in decent shape (but by no means in his prime, hence why they had to edit photos from his earlier movies rather than film fresh footage of him). Also Brando himself wanted this for aesthetic effect, claiming that it suited the character of Kurtz because he's a person who is flirting with darkness and the primal instinctual fears of humanity -- Brando wanted Kurtz to look like a man who is going to be consumed by the darkness, but he has enough mastery over it to (semi) safely dwell in it.

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** Kurtz throughout his appearances. It's been parroted for a long time that this was meant to hide Brando's obesity, but set photos reveal that he was in decent shape (but by no means in his prime, hence why they had to edit photos from his earlier movies rather than film fresh footage of him). Also Brando himself wanted this for aesthetic effect, claiming that it suited the character of Kurtz because he's a person who is flirting with darkness and the primal instinctual fears of humanity -- Brando wanted Kurtz to look like a man who is going to be consumed by the darkness, but he has enough mastery over it to (semi) safely dwell in it.
16th Oct '16 2:58:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The Philippines for Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
8th Oct '16 9:18:31 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlasPoorVillain: There's a strong sense of tragedy regarding the death of [[spoiler:Kurtz]].



* AlasPoorVillain: There's a strong sense of tragedy regarding the death of [[spoiler:Kurtz]].
8th Oct '16 9:18:04 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlasPoorVillain: There's a strong sense of tragedy regarding the death of [[spoiler:Kurtz]].
5th Oct '16 2:06:39 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeShemp: While he was recovering from his heart attack, Creator/MartinSheen was doubled by his brother Joe Estevez.
1st Oct '16 5:52:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Willard's prowess is shown early on in ''Redux'' when he beats some sense into a military orderly who is red-taping fuel supplies.
29th Sep '16 4:53:45 AM ThePest179
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* HolidayInCambodia: South East Asia is portrayed as a war torn badland, savage and wild. Justified in that its set during the height of the Vietnam War; ''of course'' it would be a war torn badland.
26th Aug '16 3:38:55 AM 06tele
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* MundaneMacGuffinPerson: The film is centered entirely around Willard's mission to travel to the compound of an insane colonel and to kill him. He becomes even more determined to find and confront the colonel as he learns more about him from previous military reports.



** The Photojournalist to some extent - he understands Kurtz better than anyone else, even (at first) Willard.

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** The Photojournalist to some extent - is hardly sane, but he understands Kurtz better than anyone else, else does, even (at first) Willard.
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