Apocalypse Now! redux
But they water down the "real" Apocalypse Now!
- Burlesque comedy, like the stolen surf board, damages the credibility. In the original, I can believe that Kilgore is not court martialed--in the redux, I can't.
- Romantics, complete with syrup strings. Ain't no strings on my old soundtrack double LP.
- The added political and historical dialogue is probably OK, even if it doesn't clarify much.
If you cut from the core Apocalypse material to get the redux version down to reasonable length, it would become a good Hollywood movie.
Just want to say that I do disagree! Personally I found Redux even better than the original one. The additional scenes were redundant, but enlarged the chaos which the Vietnam war probably was.!
The market proves me right:At Amazon.co.uk, Redux is £6.97, while the original is £12.99.http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002W12VM/http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005RDR9/
Hah! Everybody's fondling the market these days: Conservatives, born-again communists and other coalition forces! The market also says that Spice Girls and Britney Spears are excellent products. I may be a bit old-fashioned, but: Quantity is NOT quality!