It represents a significant re-edit of the original version. Brando’s charisma sells the climactic scenes with Willard; without his presence, the literary musings would be a little callow. However, the old recording and musical scores were checked and a track titled "Love Theme" was found. . Luego, cuando Martin se incorporó de nuevo al rodaje se rodaron los primeros planos. Its first release was two-and-a-half hours, an overwhelming psychedelic horror vision of will and inhumanity. Interestingly, this does not mean simply including everything he shot. Esto da pie a la intención original de Coppola de que la película de tour (viaje) puede ser un juego en sí. Owen Gleiberman wrote "Apocalypse Now Redux is the meandering, indulgent art project that [Francis Ford Coppola] was still enough of a craftsman, in 1979, to avoid. The troops staring out from these metal beasts are in profile, stoic and larger-than-life, pure Riefenstahl 101. Apocalypse Now Redux originally premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. The misconception of the Montagnard is an unforced error in the movie, while the narration written by Michael Herr remains a noble effort at balancing the film’s phantasmagoria with some authentic grunt perspective. There are also a few additional scenes with Colonel Kurtz.[5]. But I felt that this being longer than one and shorter than the other was the right blend.” one that kills and one that loves” has, for better or worse, been left intact. Willard es hecho preso, pero se gana la confianza de Kurtz y es puesto en libertad, siendo testigo de las últimas voluntades de un coronel que, presuntamente loco, mantiene la lógica en sus razonamientos. But having contemptuously left behind his former identity, he feels how desolate and futile is his existence as both human and god. Esta nueva versión, titulada Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, fue hecha por Francis Ford Coppola con motivo del 40 aniversario del estreno original y podría ser la versión más definitiva, aunque tal vez no el último montaje.[10]​. Brando pasó la mayor parte del tiempo discutiendo y eventualmente improvisando cada escena. Here’s the key thing to note: Yes, this Blu-ray IS mastered from the new 4K OCN scan. Se fijó en aquel material fotográfico de casualidad. Coppola’s bad trip into south-east Asia was co-written by John Milius with narration written by Michael Herr. Some devotees of the movie complain that the former scene shouldn’t be in any cut, because the shots of Martin Sheen’s Willard grinning like a frat boy as he engages in shenanigans with the other members of the PT boat crew “humanizes” the character too much. For the remake, the track was recorded by a group of synthesists.[4]. Destacable es también la escena en la que los helicópteros del noveno batallón de la Primera División de Caballería Aerotransportada bombardean un poblado vietnamita, todo ello ambientado con la música de Richard Wagner de la Cabalgata de las Valquirias, tal y como hacían los audiovisuales de la Luftwaffe en la instrucción de los cadetes. Then, when folks were making my wife’s documentary [1991’s Hearts of Darkness], they had access to all of the hours and hours of footage. He later changed his mind (after working on the reconstruction of Orson Welles' Touch of Evil). Francis Ford Coppola began production on the new cut with working-partner Kim Aubry. Francis Ford Coppola says he’s watched it many, many times over the past 40 years, “in various states of dread and fear.” You may have seen these moments on a plane, in a train, on a boat, with a goat. The scenes were greatly edited to fit into the movie originally, only to be cut out in the end. After premiering this cut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, he made a few extra trims for its official release; Mockoski notes that the director “never really locks a film, he latches it.” For Coppola, however, this is the end result of decades of thinking about the story he wanted to tell — a three-hour trek into man’s dark side and a nation’s military moral free-fall that has, at long last, come to a conclusion he’s happy with. Apocalypse Now Final Cut (2019) (HD – 181:58) This is essentially a Blu-ray version of Disc One, with the Final Cut version of the film in 1080p HD, the same English Dolby Atmos and English 2.0 Dolby Digital audio, and the same subtitle options. Willard and his men carry on upriver: Tyrone (Laurence Fishburne), Lance (Sam Bottoms), Chef (Frederic Forrest), and Chief (Albert Hall) - until Willard arrives at the sinister jungle clearing itself, with corpses hung everywhere; they encounter Kurtz’s acolyte: the crazy, gurning photojournalist (Dennis Hopper) – a countercultural parody, like a cross between Charles Manson (whose fate Willard had noticed in a newspaper headline) and one of Manson’s followers. During scoring, Francis Coppola had told Carmine, his father, to write a theme for the scene before it was ultimately deleted. If anything, seeing this New Hollywood landmark/last gasp in such a clean, crisp, larger-than-life state emphasizes the multitudes it still contains. If you’re going to see it—and you absolutely should—you ought to see it in a theater that’s optimized for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. En 1969, durante la guerra de Vietnam, el coronel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), de las Fuerzas Especiales del Ejército de Estados Unidos, se ha vuelto loco y ahora manda a sus propias tropas de montañeses, dentro de la neutral Camboya, como un semidiós. La otra opción mostraría un ataque aéreo y la base saltando espectacularmente en pedazos, dejando muertos a todos los integrantes de la base. Apocalypse Now Redux originally premiered at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. To make matters worse, composer Carmine Coppola had died in 1991. And from where you’re sitting, the command to “make it loud” seems redundant. Las versiones de 70 mm terminan con un fundido en negro, sin créditos, salvo el mensaje que dice «Copyright 1979 Omni Zoetrope», justo al final. The kid looks confused: music? . or dubbing). He’d already revisited the film and radically added close to an hour of footage, giving us the second Redux version. Roger Ebert wrote: "Longer or shorter, redux or not, Apocalypse Now is one of the central events of my life as a filmgoer."[11]. As to whether Apocalypse 3.0 is the “definitive” version of Coppola’s warped war-film vision, the answer may depend on the moviegoer. I didn’t intend to make a new version . En el Festival de Cine de Cannes del año 2001, Francis Ford Coppola presentó un nuevo montaje de la película, bajo el título de Apocalypse Now Redux, en el que se incluyeron 49 minutos de escenas eliminadas de la versión original de 1979. A soundtrack was released on July 31, 2001 by Nonesuch. Otra escena memorable es aquella en la que Willard es llevado ante Kurtz para ser interrogado, donde se produce una combinación de luz y sombras que ocultan parcialmente el rostro del coronel, simbolizando el lado bueno y el lado oscuro del corazón humano. “Make it loud.“. “Apocalypse Now Redux,” released in 2001, was over three hours, more diffuse, more of a thematic and narrative incoherence, but also mostly galvanically hallucinatory. Cult Movies, Francis Ford Coppola. At a Q&A after a press screening of this version, one of the Zoetrope tech guys told the story of how Coppola actually approached then-Universal head Lew Wasserman and asked to “borrow” the “Sensurround” technology the company used for the disaster movie “Earthquake.” Sensing a chance to salvage some revenue, Wasserman offered Coppola outright rights to the tech for a million, which Coppola did not have. New music was composed and recorded for the remade film by San Francisco Bay Area-based composer Ed Goldfarb. It feels deafening, overwhelming. “And this was the version where the illusion of Apocalypse Now finally snapped into place for me.”, In This Article: Ken Hughes, "Ed Goldfarb: Synthesizing the Apocalypse" (2001), Learn how and when to remove this template message,,, "Festival de Cannes: Apocalypse Now Redux", "Apocalypse Now /Redux Movie Review (2001)",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 August 2020, at 04:17. But sitting in a cavernous theater in downtown San Francisco and viewing Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, a 4K restoration-cum-remix of Coppola’s 1979 Vietnam War magnum opus, it almost feels as if you are experiencing this attack for the very first time. (The nearest that Vietnamese people get to actual importance in Apocalypse Now is the four South Vietnamese intelligence officers, executed by Col Kurtz as Communist spies, whose ID cards we briefly see.)