APOC­A­LYPSE NOW RE­DUX

SBS ONE, Satur­day, 8.30pm, MA15+ ( 1979)

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola’s dis­sec­tion of the Viet­nam War is a bravura feat of film­mak­ing, in which he trans­poses Joseph Con­rad’s clas­sic 1902 novella, Heart of Dark­ness, to cre­ate a mi­cro­cos­mic de­pic­tion of hu­man­ity gone amok. The per­for­mances are im­mense ( Martin Sheen, Robert Du­vall, Den­nis Hop­per and Mar­lon Brando, above, are in­deli­ble) while the jour­ney it­self tran­scends con­ven­tional nar­ra­tive sto­ry­telling. Re­dux, Cop­pola’s re- edited 2001 ver­sion, of­fers 49 min­utes more vi­sion.

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