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"Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie


image of helicopters against the sun from "Apocalypse Now" [1979]           

synopsis & history

books

author Joseph Conrad

the movie

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A movie like no other: Wild and weird, cuts to the bone about the madness of war.


Synopsis

           Days after

History of The Film
           Days after



Heart of Darkness  "Heart of Darkness" novella [1902] by Joseph Conrad [1857-1924]
Appeared as a three-part series in Blackwood's Magazine (1899) before the 1902 publication. The narrator reports the tale told by Marlow of incidents during his stint as captain of a steamship in the Belgian Congo. Part of his assignment is to bring rogue ivory collector Kurtz back to civilization. This is not so easy, since Kurtz has used his guns and his charisma to command local tribes in taking ivory from other tribes. Kurtz is near death and he agrees to go with Marlow downriver; in a final lucid moment, Kurtz speaks his last words: "The horror! The horror!" and then dies. Some time later, Marlow meets the beautiful young woman in a photograph shown to him by Kurtz; she still mourns the man, and Marlow lies to her and says that Kurtz's last word was to speak her name.
Dover Publns thrift edition 8x5 pb [7/90] for $1.50
Signet mass pb [8/2008] for $4.95
Penguin 8½x5¾ pb [2/99] for $10.78
Everyman's Library 8x5 hardcover [10/93] for $10.88
Tantor Media UNABR audio CD [9/2002] for $22.62
Norton Critical Edition [2005] Edited by Paul B. Armstrong
W.W. Norton 8½x5 pb [11/2005] for $10.56

Heart of Darkness Character Studies book by Ashley Chantler  
"Heart of Darkness: Character Studies" [2008]
by Ashley Chantler

Continuum 8¼x5½ pb [5/2008] for $13.22
Continuum 8½x5½ hardcover [5/2008] for $90.00



Joseph Conrad  [1857-1954]
Joseph Conrad Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
Joseph Conrad entry at Wikipedia
Joseph Conrad credits at Internet Movie Database

browse Joseph Conrad books at Amazon



"Apocalypse  Now"
[Zoetrope Aug 1979, re-release Aug 2001]
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, script by John Milius; starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford & Frederic Forrest; won Oscars for Cinematography & Sound, nominated for Best Picture, Director, Script, Supporting Actor, Editing & Art Direction

film credits at Internet Movie Database
official movie page at American Zoetrope
film entry at Wikipedia
'Apocalypse Now' posters & photos at AllPosters.com

'Apocalypse Now' 3-disk Blu-ray set  LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2010] 3 disks for $41.99
includes "Apocalypse Now 1979 Cut" and "Apocalypse Now Redux" in original theatrical 2.35:1 aspect ratio; "Hearts of Darkness" [1991] documentary; interviews with Martin Sheen & John Milius; Francis Ford Coppola interview at 2001 Cannes Film Festival by Roger Ebert; 1938 Mercury Theatre "Heart of Darkness" audio recording with Orson Welles; video of Marlon Brando reading T.S. Eliot's poem; 9 featurettes; commentaries; 48-page booklet; 52-page John Milius script excerpt; storyboard gallery; marketing archives; additional scenes

Paramount widescreen DVD [8/79] out of prodn/used
Paramount color widescreen VHS [2/98] out of prodn/many used
Paramount color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Elektra soundtrack CD [8/88] 2 disks out of prodn/used

Redux   "Apocalypse Now Redux" re-release [15 August 2001]
re-release with never-before-seen 49 minutes added
Paramount 153-minute widescreen color DVD [11/2001] out of prodn/used
Paramount 153-minute color VHS [11/2001] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
"Redux" info at IMDb
Apocalypse Now Complete Dossier DVD box set   "Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier" DVD box set [2006]
Paramount widescreen color DVD [8/2006] 2 disks for $13.99
includes the complete 1981 release and the complete 2001 'Redux' release, plus outtakes, commentary & featurettes
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won Emmy Award for Best Directing  
won Emmy Award for Editing  
Darkness docu   "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" [American Zoetrope Nov 1991]
This "Making of.." documentary details how the cast & crew confronted madness, that of filming such a movie in the Phillipines: corruption, hurricanes, heat and sickness – and artistic obsession running amok. Cowritten & co-directed by Fax Bahr & George Hickenlooper; documentary footage by Eleanor Coppola; D.G.A. nomination for Best Documentary, won Emmy Awards for Best Directing & Best Editing, won I.D.A. Award, won A.C.E. Eddie Award for Best Documentary
Paramount color DVD [11/2007] for $18.99
Paramount color VHS [5/94] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


Apocalypse Now movie poster
'face' poster
27"x39" poster
from AllPosters.com for $14.99

27"x40" poster
from Amazon for $12.99
Apocalypse Now movie poster - sunset
'sunset' poster
27"x40" poster
from Amazon for $19.99

11"x17" poster
from Amazon for $14.99
Apocalypse Now Redux movie poster
Redux poster
27"x40" poster
from Amazon for $19.99

11"x17" poster
from Amazon for $14.99



L i n k s
official movie page at American Zoetrope
film entry at Wikipedia


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