Francis Ford Coppola
During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
One of the greatest war epics ever made and easily one of Coppola’s many precious gems. A movie that is in actual fact an anti-war movie that is haunting, gruesome, and just plain horrific. A masterful cast, made up mainly of Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen, a concise and somewhat-witty script, and superb directing all converge to create a film that is both a classic and unlike any other film in the war genre. I love revisiting this film from time to time as it is one of those movies that you cannot stay long without watching again.
Favorite scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)
- Opening sequence
- “Love the smell of Napalm in the morning” scene
- The jungles of Vietnam
- Colonel Kurtz is revealed
- The final scene
- Marlon Brando (as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz)
- Martin Sheen (as Captain Benjamin L. Willard)
- Robert Duvall (as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore)
2 hour and 33 minutes
Drama / History / War