Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 27
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat Black Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Planet Cylon
    Posts
    3,021

    Apocalypse Now - Analyzed

    Interesting and worth a watch:


  • #2
    Banned

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    19-01-2019 @ 03:32 PM
    Posts
    2,904
    can't be arsed to watch, what does it come up with?

  • #3
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    18,030
    Also, an usual full documentary dedicated towards the classic film.

    Title something along the line of: The Making of Apocalypse Now [????]....or something like that.

    Easy enough to find in full on Youtube.

  • #4
    Thailand Expat
    Humbert's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Last Online
    19-08-2019 @ 06:01 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    12,294
    Blackheart, you do not need to post everything you find entertaining or interesting on Teakdoor. It is a sure bet that anything that you find fascinating will surely bore the shit out of everyone else.

  • #5
    Thailand Expat
    Roobarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Online
    23-04-2016 @ 12:30 AM
    Location
    UAE
    Posts
    1,617
    It was a decent film, but I didn't really ever figure out why the US government would have cared so much about Kurtz. With all the other stuff going on out there at the time, sorting him out didn't really seem that high priority - especially when the jungle or natives would probably have taken care of him anyway.

    I'd read 'The Heart of Darkness' long before I'd seen 'Apocalypse Now'. Obviously the two are closely related but somehow Marlow's journey is both more believable and therefore disturbing than that of Willard in the film.

    As I say, it's a decent film - I have a copy of it at home, but if it was not for Conrad's book it'd just be another war movie.

  • #6
    Molecular Mixup
    blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Online
    09-06-2019 @ 01:29 AM
    Location
    54N
    Posts
    11,353
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb
    The Heart of Darkness
    is it worth a read still ?

  • #7
    Member
    steevee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Last Online
    28-04-2019 @ 08:03 PM
    Location
    chiang mai
    Posts
    450

  • #8
    Thailand Expat Black Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Planet Cylon
    Posts
    3,021
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Also, an usual full documentary dedicated towards the classic film.

    Title something along the line of: The Making of Apocalypse Now [????]....or something like that.
    No, not at all. It's not about the "making" of the film at all.

    There are multitudes of messages and symbols in the film and this is what the doc is about.

    For those interested, you can watch; if not don't post here.

  • #9
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,873
    I'm a Vietnam vet, and I thought the movie sucked. Total bullshit crap. As far as "messages" in the film, I never played the Beatles albums backwards either.

    "Heart of Darkness" is based almost 100 years earlier, and in Africa, not Asia. That said, it's a decent book.

  • #10
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    2,337
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    As far as "messages" in the film, I never played the Beatles albums backwards either.
    You haven't lived mate
    Now what you really need to do to get the messages is watch the movie on LSD while playing The Beatles backwards.

  • #11
    Thailand Expat
    chassamui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bali
    Posts
    11,678
    Have to agree with Humbert in post 4. Blackheart is a pointless pontificant much better suited to the banality of facebook.

  • #12
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    18,030
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I'm a Vietnam vet. Total bullshit crap.
    Yep.
    As was your occupied imperial quest towards the region for 30 years.

  • #13
    Thailand Expat
    Roobarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Online
    23-04-2016 @ 12:30 AM
    Location
    UAE
    Posts
    1,617
    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb
    The Heart of Darkness
    is it worth a read still ?
    Yes, very much so - apart from anything else it's only about 90 or so pages long so it's a quick read...

  • #14
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    60,017
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb
    The Heart of Darkness
    is it worth a read still ?
    Yes, very much so - apart from anything else it's only about 90 or so pages long so it's a quick read...
    That's not actually a good thing....

  • #15
    Thailand Expat
    kmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 04:29 PM
    Location
    Rayong.
    Posts
    10,558
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb
    The Heart of Darkness
    is it worth a read still ?
    Yes, very much so - apart from anything else it's only about 90 or so pages long so it's a quick read...
    Agreed. Just enjoyed read it again from a download, eons after first reading it at school.

  • #16
    Thailand Expat Black Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Planet Cylon
    Posts
    3,021
    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobarb
    The Heart of Darkness
    is it worth a read still ?
    Yes, very much so - apart from anything else it's only about 90 or so pages long so it's a quick read...
    Agreed. Just enjoyed read it again from a download, eons after first reading it at school.
    I just downloaded it also.

    In addition: Members who find this topic interesting are encouraged to participate.

    Those who do not find this topic of interest, would be best suited not to post any comments.
    As of March 15, 2016, I have 97Century Threads.

  • #17
    R.I.P.
    DrB0b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
    Posts
    17,158
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart
    Those who do not find this topic of interest, would be best suited not to post any comments.
    Get fucked, you pompous windbag.

  • #18
    Thailand Expat
    chassamui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bali
    Posts
    11,678
    ^ Better yet, get yourself analised

  • #19
    Thailand Expat Black Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Planet Cylon
    Posts
    3,021
    I'm watching the original version now on my computer (probably for the 7th or 8th time).

    I look forward to more discussion tomorrow.

  • #20
    Thailand Expat Black Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Planet Cylon
    Posts
    3,021
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I'm a Vietnam vet, and I thought the movie sucked. Total bullshit crap.....

    "Heart of Darkness" is based almost 100 years earlier, and in Africa, not Asia. That said, it's a decent book.
    What's weird about Apocalypse Now is that it's not about Vietnam, nor the Vietnam conflict.

    Vietnam was the setting for characters and story (obviously) - but that was it.

    I have not read Heart of Darkness. I am tempted. It's only 78 pages so perhaps I'll give it a whirl.

  • #21
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,873
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post

    What's weird about Apocalypse Now is that it's not about Vietnam, nor the Vietnam conflict.

    Vietnam was the setting for characters and story (obviously) - but that was it.
    Thanks for clearing that up for me. All the US soldiers had me confused. That and the fact it was in Vietnam. And there was a war going on or none of them would have been there. Stupid me.....

  • #22
    Thailand Expat Black Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Planet Cylon
    Posts
    3,021
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post

    What's weird about Apocalypse Now is that it's not about Vietnam, nor the Vietnam conflict.

    Vietnam was the setting for characters and story (obviously) - but that was it.
    Thanks for clearing that up for me. All the US soldiers had me confused. That and the fact it was in Vietnam. And there was a war going on or none of them would have been there. Stupid me.....
    Davis, you're missing my point.

    As you know, the film is based on "Heart of Darkness" based in the Congo in Africa.

    Coppala changed the setting, altered characters, and changed the mold to appeal to audiences.

    Released in 1979. Good for selling tickets.

    The river is a metaphor. The 3 stops along the river. The bureaucracy, hipocrysy, the question g.

    Same tbemes, just a particular setting.

  • #23
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,873
    And if you play the Beatles records backwards, you find out who killed Kennedy.

  • #24
    Thailand Expat Black Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Planet Cylon
    Posts
    3,021
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    And if you play the Beatles records backwards, you find out who killed Kennedy.
    You've missed the point but cannot admit it.

  • #25
    Philippine Expat Davis Knowlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    17,873
    I wholeheartedly admit it. Whatever your point may have been, I certainly missed it.

  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Thread Information

    Users Browsing this Thread

    There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •