20 September 2010

The Sounds of 'Nam

United States - 1972
Director - Francis Ford Coppola

I love this Japanese Apocalypse Now poster by Haruo Takino because it is so disproportionate. What I mean is the size of the surfer compared to the waves compared to the UH-1s definitely gives one the sense of overwhelmingness that is central to the film.
If you follow this link over to Illogical Contraption you will find a piece I wrote about this film as well as Full Metal Jacket and their respective soundtrack/scores and how the experience of unreality that infuses both films is not entirely a work of fiction but a created collective memory of the Vietnam War Era.

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