History Film / ApocalypseNow

3rd Dec '17 1:31:24 AM DavidCowie
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* ReCut: The ''Redux'' has no credits, adds almost an hour of footage and alters the order or pace of some scenes. Notably it puts back the French plantation scene, a [[{{Exposition}} contextual encounter]] that Coppola grudgingly had to cut due to problems with the illumination.

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* ReCut: There are at least three versions.
** The theatrical cut ends with StuffBlowingUp while the credits roll. This was widely interpreted as an air strike called in by Willard.
** A version shown by some streaming services removes the credits sequence entirely, but is otherwise identical to the theatrical cut.
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The ''Redux'' has no credits, adds almost an hour of footage and alters the order or pace of some scenes. Notably it puts back the French plantation scene, a [[{{Exposition}} contextual encounter]] that Coppola grudgingly had to cut due to problems with the illumination.
2nd Dec '17 2:54:29 PM DavidCowie
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* {{Chiaroscuro}}: We get a lot of this, especially in the scenes with Kurtz.


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* HollywoodDarkness: Averted -- we get {{Chiaroscuro}} instead. When it's dark, it's dark.


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* LensFlare: Very common. When the Playboy Bunnies' helicopter arrives, we get horizontal flares over the whole width of the screen.
9th Oct '17 1:57:03 PM pwiegle
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** 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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** Or rather, the puppy? 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.
26th Aug '17 2:19:05 AM TrollBrutal
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Captain Willard (Creator/MartinSheen) is sent to kill Walter E. Kurtz (Creator/MarlonBrando), a Green Beret Colonel who has gone mad and formed a personality {{cult}} in Cambodia. After Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall) clears off his initial path, the captain and his crew - including a 14 years old Creator/LaurenceFishburne - go up a river and into the depths of humanity.

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Captain Willard (Creator/MartinSheen) is sent to kill Walter E. Kurtz (Creator/MarlonBrando), a Green Beret Colonel who has gone mad and formed a personality {{cult}} in Cambodia. After Colonel Kilgore (Robert Duvall) (Creator/RobertDuvall) clears off his initial path, the captain and his crew - including a 14 years old Creator/LaurenceFishburne - go up a river and into the depths of humanity.
25th Aug '17 7:10:12 PM Hjortron18
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---> [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Kurtz: Are my methods unsound?]]
---> [[ArmorPiercingResponse Willard: I don't see any method, sir.]]

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---> --->'''Kurtz:''' [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Kurtz: Are my methods unsound?]]
---> --->'''Willard:''' [[ArmorPiercingResponse Willard: I don't see any method, sir.]]
25th Jul '17 9:18:58 AM CharlesPhipps
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** [[{{Hypocrite}} Much like his novel counterpart, Kurtz' philosophy is also bankrupt even by his own standards since nothing he does actually accomplishes anything and he's just just a lunatic warlord with delusions of grandeur.]]


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*** Becomes a subversion as Colonel Kurtz abandoning all restraint has left him with no real loyalty to his country or ability to wage the war effectively. Not that his superiors were right, mind you, but Kurtz wasn't either.
25th Jul '17 9:12:50 AM CharlesPhipps
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Captain Willard (Creator/MartinSheen) is sent to kill Walter E. Kurtz (Creator/MarlonBrando), a Green Beret Colonel who has gone mad and formed a personality {{cult}} in Cambodia. After Colonel Kilgore (Creator/RobertDuvall) clears off his initial path, the captain and his crew - including a 14 years old Creator/LaurenceFishburne - go up a river and into the depths of humanity.

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Captain Willard (Creator/MartinSheen) is sent to kill Walter E. Kurtz (Creator/MarlonBrando), a Green Beret Colonel who has gone mad and formed a personality {{cult}} in Cambodia. After Colonel Kilgore (Creator/RobertDuvall) (Robert Duvall) clears off his initial path, the captain and his crew - including a 14 years old Creator/LaurenceFishburne - go up a river and into the depths of humanity.
25th Jul '17 9:11:42 AM CharlesPhipps
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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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* 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. It actually works well as it highlights Kurtz has completely let himself go and his pretensions to being a proud soldier are so much wind, much like the Kurtz of the novel.


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* BrokenPedestal: There's a interesting example as much of the movie is about Willard reading about Kurtz and coming to believe they're NotSoDifferent. Also, that Kurtz has a much clearer view of the Vietnam War than his superiors who are MildlyMilitary incompetents at best and ColonelKilgore at worst (or maybe it's the other way around). By the time Willard actually reaches Kurtz, Willard finds Kurtz genuinely ''is'' insane and committing atrocities for flimsy excuses.
---> [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Kurtz: Are my methods unsound?]]
---> [[ArmorPiercingResponse Willard: I don't see any method, sir.]]
11th Jun '17 6:23:10 PM WarriorsGate
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* FightingForAHomeland: The vestigial French view their situation as this, because they arrived in Vietnam and set up a rubber plantation with the Vietnamese as labor, which they held for generations. As a result, they consider Indochina as their true home, as opposed to France.

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* FightingForAHomeland: The It's why the Vietnamese are disciplined and committed while the American forces are falling apart. It's really hammered home in the Redux when Willard arrives at a vestigial French plantation who view their situation as this, because they arrived in Vietnam and set up a rubber plantation with the Vietnamese as labor, which they held for generations. As a result, they consider Indochina as their true home, as opposed to France.
22nd May '17 2:38:38 PM TrollBrutal
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Willard's prowess is shown early on in ''Redux'' when he beats some sense into a military orderly who is red-taping fuel supplies.
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