Bryan Voltaggio: Closing Family Meal in Baltimore 'was no easy decision'
The Baltimore Sun

Apocalypse Now, Vietnam War, Vietnam war movies, Vietnam movies, Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall

“Apocalypse Now” — in which an Army captain is sent to "terminate" a reportedly insane AWOL colonel — helped cement an image of psychologically damaged Vietnam veterans. "In this war," the captain is told, "things get confused out there: power, ideals, the old morality and practical military necessity." Screenwriter John Milius said of director Francis Ford Coppola: "The movie definitely took something out of him. I told him, 'There's a price to pay for you messing with the war.' It's bad medicine. Everyone who worked on that movie is like a Vietnam vet. It was the most profound experience of their lives, and no one was ever the same again."
Copyright © 2016, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad
86°