Apocalypse Now, Vietnam War, Vietnam war movies, Vietnam movies, Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall

“Apocalypse Now”  — in which an Army captain is sent to "terminate" a reportedly insane AWOL colonel —  helped cement an image of psychologically damaged Vietnam veterans. "In this war," the captain is told, "things get confused out there: power, ideals, the old morality and practical military necessity."<br>
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Screenwriter John Milius said of director Francis Ford Coppola: "The movie definitely took something out of him. I told him, 'There's a price to pay for you messing with the war.' It's bad medicine. Everyone who worked on that movie is like a Vietnam vet. It was the most profound experience of their lives, and no one was ever the same again."

“Apocalypse Now” — in which an Army captain is sent to "terminate" a reportedly insane AWOL colonel — helped cement an image of psychologically damaged Vietnam veterans. "In this war," the captain is told, "things get confused out there: power, ideals, the old morality and practical military necessity."

Screenwriter John Milius said of director Francis Ford Coppola: "The movie definitely took something out of him. I told him, 'There's a price to pay for you messing with the war.' It's bad medicine. Everyone who worked on that movie is like a Vietnam vet. It was the most profound experience of their lives, and no one was ever the same again."

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