History Film / ApocalypseNow

21st Aug '16 5:16:26 PM GhostlyBrony
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** Kurtz throughout his appearances. It was assumed that it was because Brando was obese but set photos show that this was not the case, and research into his papers shows that this was for aesthetic effect.

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** Kurtz throughout his appearances. It was assumed It's been parroted for a long time that it this was because Brando was obese meant to hide Brando's obesity, but set photos show 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 was not the case, and research into his papers shows that this was for aesthetic effect.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.
10th Aug '16 2:22:56 PM TrollBrutal
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** Averted with Col. Lucas (Creator/HarrisonFord) who is a meek DeskJockey.

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** Averted A notable aversion with Col. Lucas (Creator/HarrisonFord) (played by perennial badass Creator/HarrisonFord), who is a meek DeskJockey.
31st Jul '16 12:27:13 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** Kurtz's backstory resembles that of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_B._Rheault Colonel Robert B. Rheault]], a Green Beret commander involved in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_GAMMA#Capture.2C_interrogation.2C_and_killing_of_Chu_Van_Thai_Khac the execution of Chu Van Thai Khac]], a Vietnamese informant for the CIA in 1969. The phrase "terminate with extreme prejudice" entered the public discourse thanks to press coverage of this incident.

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** Kurtz's backstory resembles that of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_B._Rheault Colonel Robert B. Rheault]], a Green Beret commander involved in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_GAMMA#Capture.2C_interrogation.2C_and_killing_of_Chu_Van_Thai_Khac the execution of Chu Van Thai Khac]], a Vietnamese informant for the CIA in 1969. Rheault and several of his subordinates were arrested for murder, but the case was ultimately dismissed at the behest of military higher-ups. The phrase "terminate with extreme prejudice" entered the public discourse thanks to press coverage of this incident.
29th Jul '16 10:36:16 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In both the theatrical and Redux versions, the Photojournalist tells Willard that he's getting out of the compound and that's the last we see of him. In the workprint, [[spoiler:he gets shot to death by Captain Colby, who was completely cut out of both versions. Willard promptly kills him by throwing a knife to his chest]].
11th Jul '16 8:14:19 PM evilwillhunting
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* DeadlyPrank: The only time Chief's PBR comes across two other PBRs, the opposing crews taunt them... first by mooning and whipping up wake, but then by throwing an activated flare into the command deck, which could have easily burned someone badly on Chief's PBR. [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying Not that those other jerks cared.]]

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* DeadlyPrank: The only time Chief's PBR comes across two other PBRs, US patrol boats, the opposing crews taunt them... first by mooning and whipping up wake, but then by throwing an activated flare into the command deck, which could have easily burned someone badly on Chief's PBR. [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying Not that those other jerks cared.]]
11th Jul '16 8:13:34 PM evilwillhunting
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* DeadlyPrank: The only time Chief's PBR comes across two other PBRs, the opposing crews taunt them... first by mooning and whipping up wake, but then by throwing an activated flare into the command deck, which could have easily burned someone badly on Chief's PBR. [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying Not that those other jerks cared.]]
11th Jul '16 8:07:41 PM evilwillhunting
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* VitrolicBestBuds: Chef and Clean. They seem to be pretty close, despite bickering fairly often. Chef is [[ManlyTears extremely distraught]] when Clean is killed.

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* VitrolicBestBuds: VitriolicBestBuds: Chef and Clean. They seem to be pretty close, despite bickering fairly often. Chef is [[ManlyTears extremely distraught]] when Clean is killed.
11th Jul '16 8:06:27 PM evilwillhunting
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** "The Roach" is catatonic until the gunner shakes him out of it.
11th Jul '16 8:05:39 PM evilwillhunting
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* TeamMom: Chief. He runs the boat and keeps the crazy kids in his crew from killing each other half the time.


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* VitrolicBestBuds: Chef and Clean. They seem to be pretty close, despite bickering fairly often. Chef is [[ManlyTears extremely distraught]] when Clean is killed.
11th Jul '16 8:00:47 PM evilwillhunting
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* AdiposeRex: Kurtz, although this was absolutely not the original plan. Kurtz was supposed to be a robust and fit middle aged man, but Brando showed up for the role at least a hundred pounds overweight. Coppola compromised by keeping him in the shadows as much as possible, but it's often obvious how obese the man is.
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