John Milius on Apocalypse Now
I picked up The Apocalypse Now Book recently, and I’m eager to read it. Few movies—in fact, I can’t think of any off the top of my head—are as all-engrossing and poetic to me as Apocalypse Now.
I would buy the recent Dossier edition DVD set, but it still isn’t available in Denmark, and Sandrew-Metronome won’t allow for Danish stores to carry the region 1 set. Understandable; imagine what would happen if I could just walk into a store and buy it?! The horror. The horror.
Anyway, as you may know, Apocalypse now was written by a variety of people, but it was originally a John Milius screenplay. Now while I’m a bit of a leftie, and Milius is quite the rightie, it’s a paradox why I like Milius as much as I do, but… I do.
So I dug up A Barbarian Inside the Gates. It comes with the following video as well:
And as a special hey-it’s-friday-and-the-weather-is-good-bonus, here is a small clip from the wonderful Hearts of Darkness documentary: