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Monday, February 04, 2008

"The Horror... The Horror..."

This is the end, Beautiful friend
This is the end, My only friend, the end

Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes...again

Words from The Doors' dark poetic verses. Never have they fit a movie more perfectly.

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning…It smells like…victory."

A paradox of madness and thought. "The bravest, most honest account of the futility of war ever filmed"

"I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream. That's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight... razor... and surviving. "

"He likes you because you're still alive"

It's about the Vietnam war. Apocalypse Now.

6 comments:

Kris said...

after this recommendation, i just cannot pass. thanks man!!!

Karthik Shekhar said...

That was one movie I watched just for its beginning :)

Rashmi said...

war... what a pity.. what a shame in the name of mankind... my friend passed away today .. that is an unavoidable reality... but war?? human beings are becoming sick!!! i dunno if what i am saying is related to this post... but still... had to say it...

Gutterflower said...

K i'll watch.
Meanwhile, you watch umm... The Dreamers.

"I was one of the insatiables...
the ones you'd always find
sitting closest to the screen.

Why do we sit so close?
Maybe it was because we wanted
to receive the images first...

when they were still new, still fresh... before they cleared the hurdles of the rows behind us...

before they'd been relayed back
from row to row, spectator to spectator...

until worn-out, secondhand, the size of a postage stamp...
it returned to the projectionist's cabin."

=)

Ess Dee said...

oh yeah.. the beginning of the movie.. it is so-damn cool.

Hardboiled said...

Sounds like work:-( I cant quit. Or just might if I run out of posts to comment on.