Apocalypse not now?

apocalypse now david denby
Photo by Miramax – © 1979 – United Artists
David Denby’s Do the Movies Have a Future? worries about a vanishing sense of “specific time and place” in major studio films. 0ne unforgettable scene he thinks would never be produced today: Robert Duval strutting on a smoldering beach in Francis Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979) as helicopters scorch the earth to the sound of Wagner’s “Ride of the Walkyries.”

You can read highlights from his interview on NPR or listen here.

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