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35th anniversary of "Apocalypse Now" - August 15th 
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Post 35th anniversary of "Apocalypse Now" - August 15th
Can you believe it's been 35 years? Still a classic film and a one-of-a-kind experience.

"The Immigrant" director James Gray recently wrote a tribute for the film on rollingstone.com

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/feat ... w-20140811


Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:15 am
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Post Re: 35th anniversary of "Apocalypse Now" - August 15th
The best cinematic fever dream/nightmare ever made. If Platoon was a depiction of the war from Oliver Stone's personal viewpoint and The Deer Hunter an equally ambitious way of showing how the war affected a group of friends, Coppola aimed somewhat higher. True to the title, Coppola's film is a depiction of a civilization at war with itself. Many fantastic scenes and some of the best cinematography and sound editing ever done in a film.

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Take a look at the landscape since this film was released: How many have even tried something this monumental?


Only Werner Herzog. Fitzcarraldo is the only one to come close.

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It's in my personal top five all time.


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