“Terminate …with extreme prejudice.”

Ride of the Valkyries

US flag Apocalypse Now 1979

OK, it’s not science fiction. I own about a half-dozen movies that AREN’T science fiction, and this is one of them, and it’s a great film. Martin Sheen is BRILLIANT. It’s bizarre that this film was released on VHS in a pan-and-scan format — you lose so much when you don’t get a chance to see the entire frame as the director and cinematographer shot it.
Martin Sheen as Willard makes his way up a river to find Kurtz, a US officer who has gone insane (probably a sane thing to do given the insanity of Viet Nam). Brilliant film. Tells a tale without being ham-fisted about it.
One of the best films of all time.


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