History Film / ApocalypseNow

18th Mar '17 10:18:03 PM maxwellsilver
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* JurisdictionFriction

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* %%* JurisdictionFriction



* LethallyStupid: Lance foolishly and pointlessly making smoke signals in a hostile zone immediately costs the life of Clean. [[spoiler: Ironically Lance is the only grunt to survive the movie]].



* TooDumbToLive: Lance foolishly and pointlessly making smoke signals in a hostile zone immediately costs the life of Clean. [[spoiler: Ironically Lance is the only grunt to survive the movie]].



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Dog?]]: That is still the most asked question to all the actors from the film. Gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d at one point in the film. Given that it disappeared [[spoiler: during the attack that killed Clean]], it was most likely shot or jumped off the boat to escape the gunfire.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Dog?]]: That is still the WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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most asked question to all the actors from the film. Gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d at one point in the film. Given that it disappeared [[spoiler: during the attack that killed Clean]], it was most likely shot or jumped off the boat to escape the gunfire.
18th Mar '17 9:56:37 PM maxwellsilver
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* NothingIsScarier: The story Kurtz tells of the fate of children inoculated by American medics is scarier and more disturbing than anything actually depicted onscreen.
* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: The massacre of the family on the river sampan, done because the cast wanted a "My Lai" scene.

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* NothingIsScarier: The story Kurtz tells of the fate of children inoculated by American medics -- having their arms cut off by the Viet Cong -- is scarier and more disturbing than anything actually depicted onscreen.
* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: ObligatoryWarCrimeScene:
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The massacre of the family on the river sampan, done because the cast wanted a "My Lai" scene.scene.
** During the raid on the VC compound, three women in civilian clothing run past the LZ guard and throw a previously concealed grenade into a medivac chopper marked with the Red Cross, a violation of both the Hague Convention of 1907 and the Geneva Convention.
24th Feb '17 4:37:42 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: A particularly cruel example in that [[spoiler: ''both'' black crew members die before the others]]. Way before that, a black soldier dies in [[spoiler: the helicopter explosion in the village]].



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: A particularly cruel example in that [[spoiler: ''both'' black crew members die before the others]]. Way before that, a black soldier dies in [[spoiler: the helicopter explosion in the village]].



* CelebrityParadox: Kurtz reads aloud from ''[[Creator/TSEliot The Hollow Men]]'' (1925), which contains an epigraph quoting from ''Heart of Darkness'' (i.e. the basis of the movie), written twenty years earlier. The paradox was not present in the orignal script, where Kurtz was originally called "Col. Leighley". A scene with Harrison Ford has the original name redubbed.

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* CelebrityParadox: Kurtz reads aloud from ''[[Creator/TSEliot The Hollow Men]]'' (1925), which contains an epigraph quoting from ''Heart of Darkness'' (i.e. the basis of the movie), written twenty years earlier. The paradox was not present in the orignal original script, where Kurtz was originally called "Col. Leighley". A scene with Harrison Ford has the original name redubbed.



* EruditeStoner: Appropriately for Dennis Hopper's character; a half-crazed, stoned, hyperactive ex-hippie.

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* EruditeStoner: Appropriately for Dennis Hopper's character; a half-crazed, stoned, hyperactive ex-hippie. He can quote Creator/RudyardKipling and Creator/TSEliot, but his riff on dialectics is pure gibberish.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: How [[spoiler: Chief]] dies.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: How [[spoiler: Chief]] dies.Chief gets impaled by a native spear as they near Kurtz's lair. He tries to kill Willard with it, but expires before he can do so.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Willard almost has a breakdown after [[spoiler:sneaking in and murdering Kurtz]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Willard almost has a breakdown after [[spoiler:sneaking in and murdering Kurtz]]Kurtz]].
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.
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