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Cinematic Style Comparison: Apocalypse Now and Dr. Strangelove

(TL;DR;YBW) Aside from having a mentally insane director at the helm of both movies, Apocalypse Now and Dr. Strangelove are radically different movies; this is achieved by each movie‚Äôs aesthetic style. While neither film is particularly steeped in realism, they both feel real to the war experience because of the way their characters are treated. […]

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Pleasure in Apocalypse Now

Set in the middle of the Vietnam war, the plot of Apocalypse Now is disrupted by random and surreal pleasures for the soldiers and for the leaders of the troops. What does this mean? How does it contribute to our understanding of the traditional soldier? Surfing One of the first instances of pleasure that we […]

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Chris O'Toole (Colorado State '12, Chapman '15) recently finished a Screenwriting MFA. He has written for Livestrong, CBS, and other publications. Love, hate, and job offers can be sent to: otool102@mail.chapman.edu