Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Apocalypse Now - REVIEW

Film of the Day #161/ 300

Francis Ford Coppola's haunting, hallucinatory Vietnam War epic is cinema at its most audacious and visionary. Apocalypse Now is not merely the greatest film to come out of the Vietnam experience but one of the great works about the madness of our times. This disturbing vision of the harrowing effects of war and violence continues to shock and haunt audiences. It is mystical, daring, poetic, thrilling, appalling and never less than utterly mesmerising. A paradox of beauty and horror, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now is a cinematic masterpiece that will never be matched or ever be bettered.