Film
APOCALYPSE NOW
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APOCALYPSE NOW

Throughout the '70s Francis Ford Coppola went through an amazing evolution as a director and storyteller. He started straightforward with THE GODFATHER, moved a little toward a more complicated and thematically abstract approach with its successor and THE CONVERSATION. All four are considered American classics. At this point it seemed Coppola could do no wrong, so it should come as no surprise that his next major motion picture was the most ambitious and atmospheric film of his career. APOCALYPSE NOW remains a haunting, introspective look at the horrors of war. A loose adaptation of HEART OF DARKNESS, Coppola's enduring meditation on Vietnam is still unmatched in its bleak, gutsy and chilling story of the dark side of the human psyche (R.J. LaForce).

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