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44. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

One of the staple films for the angry white teenager as I mentioned here in my review on “Taxi Driver“.

I still haven’t watched the 4 hour version, and perhaps I should but I can’t bring myself to drop 10 bucks on the 2-Disc Special Edition.

I like the film and have seen it several times, but not in the past 3 or four years or so. I am not sure if it works as a story, but there is a ton of compelling stuff, and a lot of memorable scenes.

Here’s a couple I like…

A 12 year old Laurence Fishburne rocking out to the Rolling Stones:

And a father and son reunited:

And a startling realization about the horrors of war:

Man I really need to watch that movie again.

On filmaffinity.com I gave the film an 8/10.

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