History NightmareFuel / ApocalypseNow

28th Jan '17 6:19:57 PM BenMitchell90
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* Even [[https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/115/MPW-57520 the poster]], with its use of [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red and black]] and a very eerie shot of Kurtz as an EvilOverlooker, looks like something out of a surreal nightmare.
23rd Dec '16 7:22:14 PM ThePest179
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* [[AllOfThem ...All of it?]]
* Where to begin? A wounded Vietcong begging for water, as he struggles to keep his entrails inside him with a pot lid. The over-the-top raid on a village where schoolchildren flee from the sound of approaching helicopters, which is then spectacularly napalmed. Hysterical "civilians" [[ParanoiaFuel grenading MediVacs.]] A tiger out of friggin' nowhere. An abandoned [=MASH=] with corpses left to rot in lockers. A plane crashed in the water with no explanation. The massacre of the sampan. A remote outpost with no apparent leadership (presumably being the victim of an apparently well executed VC ambush), the unlucky men stationed there being slowly driven insane by fireworks, flashing lights and haunting music. Kurtz's compound. Kurtz placing Chef's recently severed (and still-twitching) head on Willard's lap and of course the Montagnard ceremony. The film seems to be trying to show the entire Vietnam War as being this trope, and it does a pretty good job of it.

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* [[AllOfThem ...All of it?]]
* Where to begin? A wounded Vietcong begging for water, as he struggles to keep his entrails inside him with a pot lid. The over-the-top raid on a village where schoolchildren flee from the sound of approaching helicopters, which is then spectacularly napalmed. Hysterical "civilians" [[ParanoiaFuel grenading MediVacs.]] [[JumpScare A tiger out of friggin' nowhere.nowhere]]. An abandoned [=MASH=] with corpses left to rot in lockers. A plane crashed in the water with no explanation. The massacre of the sampan. A remote outpost with no apparent leadership (presumably being the victim of an apparently well executed VC ambush), the unlucky men stationed there being slowly driven insane by fireworks, flashing lights and haunting music. Kurtz's compound. Kurtz placing Chef's recently severed (and still-twitching) head on Willard's lap and of course the Montagnard ceremony. The film seems to be trying to show the entire Vietnam War as being this trope, and it does a pretty good job of it.



* "There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms."

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* [[WouldHurtAChild "There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms.""]]



* Willard is trying to find someone in charge at a chaotic, violent battle over a meaningless bridge upriver. A soldier commits a particularly brutal act on the battlefield. Willard asks him if he knows who's in command. The soldier just stares at him and says "Yeah," letting his silence confirm exactly what he's talking about.
** Earlier on, Willard asks a jittery machine gunner "Who's your commanding officer?" The soldier looks at him and says "Ain't you?"
* Kurtz domain is littered with corpses and dismembered heads while his group of fanatics just waltz around, it's clear they can kill Willard's squad but they just stares at them. Any reservation Chef and Willard had in killing the colonel (he is/was a member of the army so killing him felt awkward) goes out the window because this is not war anymore it's pure madness.

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** Worse than that; the killing of the water buffalo is [[EnforcedMethodActing 100% real]].
* Willard is trying to find someone in charge at a chaotic, violent battle over a meaningless bridge upriver. A soldier commits kills a particularly brutal act on the battlefield.Viet Cong by sniping him with a grenade launcher. Willard asks him if he knows who's in command. The soldier just stares at him and says "Yeah," letting his silence confirm exactly what he's talking about.
** Earlier on, Willard asks a jittery machine gunner "Who's your commanding officer?" The soldier looks at him and says says, "Ain't you?"
you?". It's incredibly unnerving to see an outpost of soldiers just completely break down in terms of order and coherence.
** The previous outpost they stopped at wasn't much better. The whole place looked ghostly and deserted, with only a handful of shell-shocked soldiers still hanging around.
* Kurtz domain is littered with corpses and dismembered heads while his group of fanatics just waltz around, it's clear they can kill Willard's squad but they just stares at them. Any reservation Chef and Willard had in killing the colonel (he is/was a member of the army so killing him felt awkward) goes out the window because this is not war anymore anymore, it's pure madness.
24th Sep '16 3:47:39 PM trixus
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* Kurtz domain is littered with corpses and dismembered head and his group of fanatic just waltzing around, it's clear they can kill Willard's squad but they just stares at them.

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* Kurtz domain is littered with corpses and dismembered head and heads while his group of fanatic fanatics just waltzing waltz around, it's clear they can kill Willard's squad but they just stares at them.them. Any reservation Chef and Willard had in killing the colonel (he is/was a member of the army so killing him felt awkward) goes out the window because this is not war anymore it's pure madness.
15th Sep '16 8:14:06 PM ScarletNebula
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* Something about the end credits sequence is kind of unsettling.
26th Aug '16 4:24:59 AM 06tele
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* Willard is trying to find someone in charge at a chaotic, violent battle over a meaningless bridge upriver. "Yeah, I know who's in charge," a ScaryBlackMan finally tells him after a particularly brutal act on the battlefield. And then he just glares at Willard, letting his silence confirm exactly what he's talking about.

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* Willard is trying to find someone in charge at a chaotic, violent battle over a meaningless bridge upriver. "Yeah, I know who's in charge," a ScaryBlackMan finally tells him after A soldier commits a particularly brutal act on the battlefield. And then Willard asks him if he knows who's in command. The soldier just glares stares at Willard, him and says "Yeah," letting his silence confirm exactly what he's talking about.about.
** Earlier on, Willard asks a jittery machine gunner "Who's your commanding officer?" The soldier looks at him and says "Ain't you?"
15th Aug '16 4:43:35 PM Ghidra15
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* [[AllOfThem ...All of it?]]
11th May '16 10:49:59 PM trixus
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* Kurtz domain is littered with corpses and dismembered head and his group of fanatic just waltzing around, it's clear they can kill Willard's squad but they just stares at them.
4th Mar '16 2:06:31 PM maxwellsilver
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* [[WouldHurtAChild "There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms."]]

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* [[WouldHurtAChild "There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms."]]"



* Willard is trying to find someone in charge at a chaotic, violent battle over a meaningless bridge upriver. "Yeah, I know who's in charge," a ScaryBlackMan finally tells him after a particularly brutal act on the battlefield. And then he just glares at Willard, [[WarIsHell letting his silence confirm exactly what he's talking about]].

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* Willard is trying to find someone in charge at a chaotic, violent battle over a meaningless bridge upriver. "Yeah, I know who's in charge," a ScaryBlackMan finally tells him after a particularly brutal act on the battlefield. And then he just glares at Willard, [[WarIsHell letting his silence confirm exactly what he's talking about]].about.
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8th Jan '16 7:38:27 PM DoctorFluffy
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* Where to begin? A wounded Vietcong begging for water, as he struggles to keep his entrails inside him with a pot lid. The over-the-top raid on a village where schoolchildren flee from the sound of approaching helicopters, which is then spectacularly napalmed. Hysterical "civilians" [[ParanoiaFuel grenading MediVacs.]] A tiger out of friggin' nowhere. An abandoned [=MASH=] with corpses left to rot in lockers. The massacre of the sampan. A remote outpost with no apparent leadership (presumably being the victim of an apparently well executed VC ambush), the unlucky men stationed there being slowly driven insane by fireworks, flashing lights and haunting music. Kurtz's compound. Kurtz placing Chef's recently severed (and still-twitching) head on Willard's lap and of course the Montagnard ceremony. The film seems to be trying to show the entire Vietnam War as being this trope, and it does a pretty good job of it.

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* Where to begin? A wounded Vietcong begging for water, as he struggles to keep his entrails inside him with a pot lid. The over-the-top raid on a village where schoolchildren flee from the sound of approaching helicopters, which is then spectacularly napalmed. Hysterical "civilians" [[ParanoiaFuel grenading MediVacs.]] A tiger out of friggin' nowhere. An abandoned [=MASH=] with corpses left to rot in lockers. A plane crashed in the water with no explanation. The massacre of the sampan. A remote outpost with no apparent leadership (presumably being the victim of an apparently well executed VC ambush), the unlucky men stationed there being slowly driven insane by fireworks, flashing lights and haunting music. Kurtz's compound. Kurtz placing Chef's recently severed (and still-twitching) head on Willard's lap and of course the Montagnard ceremony. The film seems to be trying to show the entire Vietnam War as being this trope, and it does a pretty good job of it.
18th Dec '15 5:49:01 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* * The REAL NightmareFuel? The worst part of it all might be that many veterans and witnesses have said that this film is one of the truest representations of what the war was like.

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* * The REAL NightmareFuel? The worst part of it all might be that many veterans and witnesses have said that this film is one of the truest representations of what the war was like.
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