Monday, December 14, 2009

Apocalypse Now - Death of Colonel Walter Kurtz


One of the most emotional and philosophical death scenes in cinema history(Along with the death of Roy Batty). Intercut with a tribe's ritual killing of a caribou, Colonel Kurtz is hacked to death with a machete by Captain Willard as The Doors' "The End" plays in the background. Coppola lays the symbolism on us pretty thick as we see two beasts getting cut down. The ultimate sacrifice,.....the horror.

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