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 "Everybody wanted me to do it, him most of all. I felt like he was

up there, waiting for me to take the pain away. He just wanted

to go out like a soldier, standing up, not like some poor, wasted,

rag-assed renegade. Even the jungle wanted him dead, and that's

who he really took his orders from anyway."

-Captain Willard from Apocalypse Now(Milius, Coppola, 1979)

"The Believe in a supernatural source

of evil is not necessary; men are quite

capable of every wickedness"

-Joseph Conrad
 The ties between Joseph Conrad's book, Heart of Darkness and Francis Coppola's

movie, Apocalypse Now are unmistakable. Apocalypse Now's accuracy in following

the story line of the Heart of Darkness is amazing even though the settings of each

story are from completely different time periods. From the Congo in Africa to the

Nung river in Vietnam, Joseph Conrad's ideals are not lost. In both the book and the

movie , the ideas of good and evil, whiteness and darkness, and racism are apparent.


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