Apocalypse Now

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Robert Duvall’s 20 best performances – ranked!
From the horse’s head in The Godfather to the smell of napalm in Apocalypse Now, no one does chilling menace like the 91-year-old Oscar-winner. With the release this month of his new film, we rate his greatest roles

Peter Bradshaw

08, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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From Platoon to Winter Soldier: 10 of the best Vietnam war films
As Spike Lee releases new war drama Da 5 Bloods, we look back at the ways cinema has represented the 20-year conflict

Andrew Pulver

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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We live in stressful times, a perfect moment to try to turn off and tune out
Don’t feel guilty about not doing the improving things you think you should do - focus instead on your mental health

Nosheen Iqbal

26, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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So extra: how the director's cut became Hollywood's best ruse to milk fans dry
They used to come out years after the original – and be quite different. Now films such as Avengers: Endgame are released in ‘new’ versions weeks after the original – and fans are lapping them up

Stuart Heritage

29, Aug, 2019 @2:03 PM

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Francis Ford Coppola: 'Apocalypse Now is not an anti-war film'
Forty years since its first release, the director has been reworking his masterpiece for a definitive edition. How does he view his film – and the madness of its making – after all these years?

Kevin EG Perry

09, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Apocalypse Now: Final Cut review – crazed exposé of the heart of darkness
From Marlon Brando’s extraordinary cameo to Dennis Hopper’s crazed photojournalist, Coppola’s epic ‘definitive’ cut of his brilliant 1979 war film is triumphant in restating the inhumanity of empire

Peter Bradshaw

07, Aug, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Is Apocalypse Now: Final Cut the best version we'll ever see?
At this year’s Tribeca film festival, Francis Ford Coppola used the 40th anniversary of his Vietnam masterpiece to unveil a new version

Charles Bramesco

29, Apr, 2019 @2:21 PM

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The Ridiculous Darkness review – Conrad, Coppola and the 'white saviour' complex
A story from a Somali pirate kicks off this outlandish comic critique of Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

Arifa Akbar

08, Mar, 2019 @4:23 PM

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New edits and director's cuts: are they lost gems or simply second best?
A three-hour extended cut of Superman: The Movie is being released for the first time, but can alternate versions of classics ever be more than poor relations?

Nathan Rabin

26, Sep, 2017 @1:00 PM

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The best battle scenes ever shot from Apocalypse Now to Hacksaw Ridge
The people behind the cameras, stunts and special effects on six classic war movies explain their creation

Phil Hoad

26, Jan, 2017 @6:15 PM

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Michael Herr obituary
Writer whose memoir Dispatches has been acclaimed as the best book about the Vietnam war

Godfrey Hodgson

05, Jul, 2016 @3:54 PM

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Words that will forever pursue us: Tim Page on Michael Herr, rock’n’roll voice of the Vietnam War
Herr pioneered reporting that infused Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now. Tim Page, who inspired Dennis Hopper’s character in the latter, pays tribute

Tim Page

05, Jul, 2016 @3:52 AM

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