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"
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.