Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut

Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut

The making of Apocalypse Now was a famously difficult experience for all involved but resulted in an unforgettable film full of remarkable technical achievements, including an evocative and enveloping soundscape created by the film’s Oscar-winning team of Walter Murch, Mark Berger, Richard Beggs, and Nat Boxer.

Selected by the Sound Branch. Introduction by Dialogue and ADR Editor R.J. Kizer.

The making of Apocalypse Now was a famously difficult experience for all involved but resulted in an unforgettable film full of remarkable technical achievements, including an evocative and enveloping soundscape created by the film’s Oscar-winning team of Walter Murch, Mark Berger, Richard Beggs, and Nat Boxer. Francis Ford Coppola’s epic, Vietnam-set reimagining of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness sends Willard (Martin Sheen) on a desperate jungle mission to “terminate with extreme prejudice” the mysterious Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando).

DIRECTOR: Francis Ford Coppola. WRITTEN BY: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola. CAST: Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper. 1979/2019. 183 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. DCP.

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This program is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.

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