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Also worth mentioning in regard to "Apocalypse Now" is that the intended allegorical nature of the work becomes much clearer if seeing the entire, uncut version, as opposed to what made it into theaters. There is an almost "Candide" or "Gulliver's Travels" air to the whole in that version-- for instance, part of the trip upriver takes the movie's central characters to a series of French plantations where the inhabitants are ignoring everything that happened since 1954, and are organized to defend their little territory against all comers, including the Americans. I only mention this because the inclusion of that particular scene in the theater version of the film would perhaps have made it more clear that Coppola was in no way trying to show the "reality" of the Vietnam war, except perhaps via a surreal or "theater of the absurd" approach... Regards Mike Yaklich Michael Yaklich <email@example.com> ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----