Apocalypse Now

“Charlie don’t surf.”

The famous line, like a lot of things in this movie, has multiple meanings.

Writer John Milius said the implication is “we’ve killed them, and now we’re taking their waves.”

Plunge into a hazy, drug-fueled tale of lives being brutally ended, with each survivor looking for a small slice of personal happiness in the middle of carnage.

Martin Sheen, who suffered a heart attack while filming, enters the unforgiving jungle, intent on murdering a renegade Marlon Brando.

The end result? The viewer is left dazed and drained, forever changed by the voodoo magic of the movies.

 

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