15 Facts About Apocalypse Now

1. Apocalypse Now convinced United Artists executives to delay the premiere from May to October 1978.

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2. Apocalypse Now read a book about Genghis Khan to get a better handle on the character of Kurtz.

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3. Apocalypse Now decided to make his film in the Philippines for its access to American equipment and cheap labor.

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4. Apocalypse Now says the line "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" just came to him.

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5. Apocalypse Now was inspired by such films as Dr Strangelove.

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6. Apocalypse Now wanted to use Conrad's novel as "a sort of allegory.

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7. Apocalypse Now would send these ears back to his superiors as proof of the efficacy of his operations deep inside Laos.

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8. Apocalypse Now is today considered to be one of the greatest films ever made.

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9. Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola.

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10. In 2000, Apocalypse Now was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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11. In 2000, Apocalypse Now was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.

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12. Apocalypse Now had novel sound techniques for a movie, as Murch insisted on recording the most up-to-date gunfire and employed the Dolby Stereo 70 mm Six Track system for the 70mm release.

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13. Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film directed, produced, and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola.

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14. Apocalypse Now is neither a tone poem nor an opera.

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15. Apocalypse Now performed well at the box office when it opened in August 1979.

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