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Posted: 9/3/2015 12:01:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2015 12:02:40 AM EDT by glamiskid5150]
My old man once told me that when he saw Apoc Now in theaters, he remembered Willard calling in an airstrike on the Kurtz compound


Do any of you dudes recall why the vhs/DVD/blu Ray versions have the ending they do instead?
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 12:03:54 AM EDT
I'm an old dude lol.  Was in high school in 79 when I think it came out.  I remember the very end, credits scrolling for a while, and the whole time the audio is the base calling the boat "PBR Streetgang" and then there is a huge explosion/air strike at the very very end.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 12:05:16 AM EDT
Charlie don't surf! Never get out of the fuckin boat man!
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 12:06:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By glamiskid5150:
My old man once told me that when he saw Apoc Now in theaters, he remembered Willard calling in an airstrike on the Kurtz compound


Do any of you dudes recall why the vhs/DVD/blu Ray versions have the ending they do instead?
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I saw it as a kid when it hit the theaters in '79.

Your old man is correct, Willard called in the airstrike.

Isn't there like six different endings plus Redux out there now?
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 12:07:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By R6551GNR:



I saw it as a kid when it hit the theaters in '79.

Your old man is correct, Willard called in the airstrike.

Isn't there like six different endings plus Redux out there now?
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Originally Posted By R6551GNR:
Originally Posted By glamiskid5150:
My old man once told me that when he saw Apoc Now in theaters, he remembered Willard calling in an airstrike on the Kurtz compound


Do any of you dudes recall why the vhs/DVD/blu Ray versions have the ending they do instead?



I saw it as a kid when it hit the theaters in '79.

Your old man is correct, Willard called in the airstrike.

Isn't there like six different endings plus Redux out there now?

I know he's right, but I want to know why Francis Ford changed it up
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 12:08:30 AM EDT
Sir, I am unaware of any such activity or operation, nor would I be disposed to discuss such an operation if it did in fact exist, sir.

Link Posted: 9/3/2015 12:09:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 12:09:58 AM EDT
The 1979 end credits are on the tube.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 12:23:39 AM EDT

Compressed Version
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 1:35:41 AM EDT
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Freaking outstanding. Thank you
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 1:48:37 AM EDT
It was originally interpreted as a Finnegan's Wake ending.

As the song says in the beginning, "This is the end." It literally really was the ending. Gave the impression of a daily cyclical hell.

Was that FFC's intention? I don't know.

The Redux and multitude other versions seem to indicate he didn't quite get it, and seriously jeopardized one of the most interesting readings of the film out of ignorance, incompetence, or apathy.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 1:49:54 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NukeThemTillTheyGlow:
I'm an old dude lol.  Was in high school in 79 when I think it came out.  I remember the very end, credits scrolling for a while, and the whole time the audio is the base calling the boat "PBR Streetgang" and then there is a huge explosion/air strike at the very very end.
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+1
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 1:51:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By glamiskid5150:

Freaking outstanding. Thank you
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Originally Posted By glamiskid5150:

Freaking outstanding. Thank you


And just think no CG
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 1:53:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Giltweasel:
It was originally interpreted as a Finnegan's Wake ending.

As the song says in the beginning, "This is the end." It literally really was the ending. Gave the impression of a daily cyclical hell.

Was that FFC's intention? I don't know.

The Redux and multitude other versions seem to indicate he didn't quite get it, and seriously jeopardized one of the most interesting readings of the film out of ignorance, incompetence, or apathy.
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I just finished watching the Hearts of Darkness documentary hoping FFC would clarify his decision to change the ending(s)

No answer
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 2:17:50 AM EDT

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And just think no CG
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Originally Posted By glamiskid5150:




Freaking outstanding. Thank you




And just think no CG
I was unaware of this, and that's the first time I've seen it. I can't imagine why they took that out... IMO much better than fading to black while Brando whispers "the...horror..."



 
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 2:43:06 AM EDT
That was during the drive-in theater days.  and once the windows fogged out   the movie watching was over   tell the end of the movie.    I missed out on some of the best movies
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 2:48:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By glamiskid5150:

I know he's right, but I want to know why Francis Ford changed it up
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Originally Posted By glamiskid5150:
Originally Posted By R6551GNR:
Originally Posted By glamiskid5150:
My old man once told me that when he saw Apoc Now in theaters, he remembered Willard calling in an airstrike on the Kurtz compound


Do any of you dudes recall why the vhs/DVD/blu Ray versions have the ending they do instead?



I saw it as a kid when it hit the theaters in '79.

Your old man is correct, Willard called in the airstrike.

Isn't there like six different endings plus Redux out there now?

I know he's right, but I want to know why Francis Ford changed it up


Because like the man who told you about this, everyone assumed it was an airstrike on the Kurtz compound.

They had a lot of left over fire/explosion footage, and Coppola thought it would be cool to play that behind the credits. Unfortunately everyone that saw it assumed it portraying an airstrike, which was never intended to be part of the story - so when it got released on VHS he opted to have that part removed.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 12:15:22 PM EDT
I saw it when it was released in '79.

Didn't remember that ending over the credits.
Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 1:30:11 PM EDT
best word in the movie

nabob!

LOL
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