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Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse, by Sut Jhally - Sut Jhally, a professor at the university of Massachusetts of whom won the distinguished teacher award, wrote in his essay “ Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse” that : 20th century advertising - the most powerful propaganda in human history - will destroy the world as we know it. The survival of the human race will depend upon our ability to minimize the harmful effects of Advertising. These effects will have lasting impacts on our culture, joy, and future. According to Karl Marx Capitalism depends on the sale of commodities....   [tags: sut jhally, apocalypse]
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Operatic Melodrama in Apocalypse Now - Operatic Melodrama in Apocalypse Now The political and social unrest of the 1970s provided Hollywood with some of its most influential films, often stemming from unlikely sources; two decades after melodrama's heyday, the genre re-emerged in an original form that continues to affect modern filmmaking. The historical influences of Italian opera and Hollywood family melodramas spawned a type of film that has been described as "historical, operatic, choral or epic" (Greene 388). Filmmakers of the 1970s explored the traditional modes of melodramatic expression in order to address the socially charged times they lived in....   [tags: Apocalypse Now Essays] 2286 words
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An Analysis of Geoffrey Hill’s Little Apocalypse - An Analysis of Geoffrey Hill’s Little Apocalypse      Seamus Heaney’s “The Redress of Poetry” reveals the idea that “it is the imagination [of poetry] pressing back  against the pressure of reality (1).”  The two opposing forces of imagination and reality are active in Geoffrey Hill’s  “Little Apocalypse.”  The poem deals with the personal religious conflict of Friedrich Hoderlin (1770-1843), a German lyric poet.  Hill focuses on Hoderlin’s struggle with his strong belief in Greek mythology and then Contemporary Protestant theology....   [tags: Little Apocalypse]
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The Apocalypse of William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch - The Apocalypse of William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch The roaring of lions, the howling of wolves, the raging of the stormy sea, and the destructive sword, are portions of eternity too great for the eye of man. (William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, p. 7) In 1980, William S. Burroughs delivered a speech at the Planet Earth Conference at the Institute of Ecotechnics in Aix-en-Provence titled ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’.1 In this speech, Burroughs, following religious tradition, says that the four horsemen of the apocalypse are Famine, Plague, War, and Death and moves on to prophesise a more contemporaneous apocalypse....   [tags: Apocalypse Burroughs Essays]
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Francis Ford Coppola’s "Apocalypse Now": a Translation of "Heart of Darkness" - Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now is the 1979 epic Vietnam War film based on the novel Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. However the word ‘based’ as to be called into question as the two differ quite dramatically. The periods in which the two stories are about are completely different, within 70 years of each other, as is the setting and the circumstances. However, through the ideas of savagery and madness character, plot, and the themes which both pieces seem to convey the two stories are very similar and it is clear that Coppola was heavily influenced by Conrad’s Heart of Darkness....   [tags: Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, Heart of Da] 2237 words
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The Hero’s Journey in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now - The Hero’s Journey in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now The hero’s journey in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” begins in the known natural world. The hero in Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece is Captain Willard. A call to adventure arouses when Willard is sent for to report to the general in command to receive his mission. Willard is informed of a renegade Colonel by the name of Kurtz, who has assembled his own followers and army. Kurtz left and disappeared from the Army and is killing American soldiers that come into his turf....   [tags: Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now] 502 words
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Doomsday: The Rebuttal - The world has to end because it began. How the world will end has been the center of heated discussions. The topic of Doomsday has produced conferences, meetings, movies and books attempting to prophesy the end of age. With the emergence of Doomsday prophets have also emerged fallacies that preach propaganda to audiences of those seeking immunity from one sole apocalyptic day. One author in particular is Ronald Bailey. According to Forbes.com, Ronald Bailey has been a science writer for Forbes magazine and wrote an essay called Seven Doomsday Myths About The Environment....   [tags: Apocalypse]
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Costco-topia: Ten Elements Needed to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse - A zombie apocalypse. It is something I worry about on a daily basis. Where would I hide. How would I survive. Well, the other day I was standing in the check-out line at Costco and I looked down at the contents of my cart. I had a bag of trail mix, a couple cans of corn and beans, a pack of water, a bottle of aspirin, and a memory foam mattress liner. I realized that if the apocalypse started, at that very moment, I would be absolutely fine. I had all of the elements and supplies needed to survive were in the building, if not already in my cart....   [tags: Zombie Apocalpse, Costco, Supplies]
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Apocalypse in Revelation - The end. Absolute in its finality, the end provides at once both a tempting and alluring topic of discussion. Attributable to this fact is the popularity of literary works which discuss the resolution of humanity. Examples of so called apocalyptic literature predate the Old Testament, however, the most controversial biblical example is John’s The Book of Revelation. The work is controversial because it falls to the subjective application of qualifying elements to determine Revelation’s in- or exclusion from the apocalyptic genre....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The End] 1291 words
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Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Forever - Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Forever Francis Ford Coppola's magnum opus Apocalypse Now was ladened with problems and difficulties before and after filming. These problems ranged from those having to do with the cast and crew, to those having to do with the circumstances surrounding the filming, to those having to do with the script, to those dealing in direct regard to the very sanity of all of those involved with Apocalypse Now. Despite the myriad of problems that contributed to this acclaimed film's failure, Apocalypse Now still became a success in its own right, and a true classic by any director's standards....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness - The idea of intertextuality can be seen heavily in Apocalypse Now as it based on the story and ideals within Heart of Darkness. The characters of Apocalypse Now are direct references to characters in the novella, and through their actions and ideals, serve nearly the same role. The first parallel we see between characters is that of Willard and Marlow. In the opening scene of the movie, Willard is complaining about wanting a mission and getting back into the war, stating “Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Zombie Apocalypse: Revealing the Monster - Death is the scariest part of living. Humanity has always been acutely aware of this horrible inevitability, and as a result of this almost near obsession with mortality certain practices, precautions, and even religions have been developed to ease the weary minds on death. Self- preservation, preparedness and survival motivate almost faction of human interest and behavior but becoming prepared for the conceivable anything and asking all the “what if” questions in the world still might not save humanity when analyzing how many devastating catastrophes can essentially wipe out life on this planet with ease....   [tags: death, humanity, mortality, self-preservation]
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Possibility of Zombie Apocalypse - A zombie apocalypse is absolutely a possibility. When take a closer look there are many possibilities to which an apocalypse could happen. All though it may not be as Hollywood or video games have led us all to believe. The whole lumbering, brain-dead corpse thing has become a little overrated now-a-days, at least for me anyway. Today when we think about a zombie apocalypse we think of popular video games or movies released by some truly sick and demented people, who by the way probably have way too much time on their hands....   [tags: Factors, Spreading Diseases]
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Apocalypse Now and Vietnam - Apocalypse Now takes place during a harsh time in American history. The United States was bogged down in a war against an enemy they created themselves. Vietnam reflects the jungle in Heart of Darkness very accurately. The jungle was exploited by the Europeans. The Europeans drained their ivory and were only in there for personal gain. This was disguised by the superficial idea that they were bringing civilization and were spreading their beacons of light to the dark innards of the jungle. The jungle in return ripped apart the minds of the men and showed them that they are no different then the natives....   [tags: Vietnam] 572 words
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The Apocalypse of Adam -      "He received glory and power there. / And thus he came upon the water." This refrain is a common motif throughout the most analyzed section of The Apocalypse of Adam. This section is that of the 13 kingdoms, in which each kingdom explains where the illuminator came from. Each ends with a common form of the refrain above. The meaning of these 13 kingdoms will be discussed later. In this paper, many different aspects of The Apocalypse of Adam will be looked at in an attempt to better understand the implications this text has for its readers....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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Wicca, the Apocalypse, and the Future of the Natural World. - According to Haviland, Kilmurray, Fedorak and Lee (2013), religion is universal across cultures, and it serves several purposes for humankind, both psychological and social. It meets human needs by explaining the unknown, promoting group membership, denoting right from wrong, and absolving accountability for individuals by placing responsibility on god(s). In recent years, however, interest in mainstream religions has declined. In its place, Haviland et al. (2013) explain that there has been a resurgence of pagan religions, now referred to as neo-paganism....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, Judaism]
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Heart of Darkness vs. Apocalypse Now - In Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now, both Joseph Conrad and Francis Ford Coppola create similar statements through their creations as they both centralize their views upon the effects of environmental changes that affect the human condition. The film Apocalypse Now vaguely reflects a similar message pursued by Conrad’s novella, due to the difference in time period, place setting, and circumstances in which the film was created. Conrad wrote his novella during British colonization, focusing upon imperialism....   [tags: Joseph Conrad, Francis Ford Coppola, Contrast] 814 words
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Apocalypse Now: Movie versus Book - ... Although it is obvious what has happened to Kurtz, the fact that one does not see Kurtz do wrong is a major factor in the death of Kurtz. In Copolla’s Apocalypse now, viewers instantly become aware of Kurtz’s savagery as soon as Willard meets him. Just before Willard reaches Kurtz, he and his men see the heads on stakes but unlike Heart of Darkness, this is not the final image of savagery. After capturing Willard, Kurtz has him tied up. While sitting on the ground pondering how he will escape, Kurtz throws the decapitated head of Chef, one of Willard’s men, into his lap....   [tags: savagery, congo, native]
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The Zombie Apocalypse: Technology and the Children on America - The zombie apocalypse has arrived. Except no one is hiding in their basements, because the zombies are the children of America. And they don’t crave human flesh, they crave ‘likes’ on Instagram. For thousands of years, parents have been telling their kids “I know how you feel, I was a kid once too.” Except now, parents check twitter to see how their kids are feeling, and they talk to a zombie, mesmerized by a blue screen. As participants of the ‘Age of Technology’, using technology on a daily basis is almost unavoidable, but we are all far too busy uploading a picture of their Starbucks to notice the harmful effects that technology and social networking on the youth of America....   [tags: age of technology, human flesh]
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Film/Viewer Interaction in Apocalypse Now - “The horror... the horror...”- Colonel Kurtz are the last lines of Apocalypse Now, the Francis Ford Coppola directed war-film masterpiece, which truly explores horror. Typical war films, like Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket or Boulle’s The Bridge on the River Kwai, follow the camaraderie of a protagonist and his unit and their struggles that build up to a violent and climactic confrontation where both sides sustain losses to illustrate the tragedy of war. Apocalypse Now is different; there are only two moments of brief violence that the main character participates in and he rarely talks with anyone else....   [tags: Film Critique] 1530 words
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Apocalypse Now / Heart of Darkness - When Joseph Conrad sat down to write Heart of Darkness over a century ago he decided to set his tale amidst his own country's involvement in the African Congo. Deep in the African jungle his character would make his journey to find the Captain gone astray. Over eighty years later Francis Ford Coppola's Willard would take his journey not in Afica but in the jungles of South Asia. Coppola's Film, Apocalypse Now uses the backdrop of the American Vietnam War yet the similarities between the Conrad's novel and Coppola's film remains constant and plenty....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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Heart of Darkness Versus Apocalypse Now: The Death of Kurtz - Heart of Darkness Versus Apocalypse Now: The Death of Kurtz Joseph Conrad wrote Heart of Darkness to disguise his disapproval of European imperialism in the Congo. He describes the chaos and savagery found in the Congo to convince Europeans that they should stay out of Africa. Francis Ford Coppola made Apocalypse Now to disguise his disapproval of American involvement in Vietnam. He depicts the merciless slaughter of countless Vietnamese to show Americans that the United States does more harm than good in Vietnam....   [tags: Film Analysis, Conrad] 832 words
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Apocalypse Now In The Heart Of Darkness - As I read “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad, I kept feeling the illusion of déjà vu. It was as though I had been here before. I wasn’t sure how since I have not read 98% percent of the assignments for this class before. As the story progressed, the name of Kurtz kept signaling me. Click. Brando. Apocalypse Now. Francis Ford Coppela’s masterpiece about killing the evil that can reside in a human form. (Probably the best work that Martin Sheen has ever done in his career.) The main character of the story is a man named Marlow....   [tags: essays research papers] 852 words
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Searching For Meaning in Apocalypse Now - Searching For Meaning in Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now takes the audience into a tense and mystical journey through the Vietnam War. This long and agonizing journey is seen through the eyes of Captain Willard played by Martin Sheen. Sheen. Captain Willard is assigned to a mission that relies on him to assassinate Colonel Kurtz, who is played by Marlon Brando. Although Apocalypse Now is an examination of the many terrors of society that are connected to the Vietnam War, Coppola plays much of his film off Joseph Conrad's novel The Heart of Darkness....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 1422 words
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Apocalypse in the Book of Revelation - Apocalypse: The Story of the Book of Revelation 1. The word "Apocalypse" means revelation 2. The popular idea attached to the word "apocalypse", however, is one of a cataclysmic end of all things 3. Few have actually read the Book of Revelation, but everyone is familiar with the idea of Armageddon 4. Some symbols and ideas correlated to the Book of Revelation include the four horsemen, the number 666, stars falling to earth from the Heavens, seas turning to blood, and images to tell of a future war between good and evil 5. The Final evil ruler is known as the antichrist 6. There is a notion of a great final battle a. Nation against nation b. Supernatural terrors c. Total devastation 7. Chri...   [tags: Religion Bible Christian] 1327 words
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Coping with the Zombie Apocalypse: Lessons From The Walking Dead - Fear itself is seldom a cause of trauma in everyday existence, but having to face close-range interpersonal aggression is a traumatic experience of an entirely different magnitude (Grossman). During the initial outbreak of terror while everyone is scrambling to save his or her own life, survival mode kicks in and an individual starts to plan on saving one’s self. The need to be a powerful motivator drives an average person to do what any normal person would consider unthinkable. Abandoning monsters plaguing the entire world, helping others in need, or deciding to save one’s self is a decision that will be made....   [tags: Traumatic Experiences, Community Survival]
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Apocalypse - Apocalypse There have been many stories written about the apocalypse or the end of human civilization. They often focus on man’s struggle to avoid annihilation. "War of the Worlds", by H.G. Wells and "Independence Day", directed by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, are examples of the unique qualities of films concerning the end of human civilization. Such Apocalyptic films offer a unique perspective on human character in an extreme setting. Apocalyptic stories are unique because there is no historical event to use as a reference....   [tags: Apocalyptic Essays]
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Apocalypse Now that mirrored Heart of Darkness: Novel Comparison - ... His use of the tools within his area of expertise allows the novella to unfold before the readers’ eyes. His ability to manipulate the art of language into an intricately woven design made of simple words is an astounding capability and is a primary reason for the success of Heart of Darkness. In the final chapters of the novella, the protagonist Marlow is sailing away from the dark heart of the Congo with an ailing Kurtz. As the boat makes its decent from the depth of the jungle, symbolically, Kurtz is leaving the savagery in which he was engaged....   [tags: francis coppola, joseph conrad, imperialism] 669 words
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Apocalypse - Apocalypse FOLLOWING IS AN IMPORTANT REVELATION BEING MADE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME YOU WILL BE CONTACTED. Disclaimer: The following information contains predictions of the future. This has been written for people who want to know what is on the horizon for humanity, and most importantly, WHAT THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT. Please understand that if you read this material, you will be doing it by your own choice. If your reaction causes you to want to report me to AOL for sending unsolicited email, it could result in my account being closed....   [tags: essays research papers] 3418 words
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Movie versus Film: Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now - Throughout the history of our technological age, film makers have spotted the brilliance of classic novels and have, thus, envisioned taking the work of literature and forming it into a film in hopes to portray the genius of the novel within their medium. One such example is that of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s movie Apocalypse Now. In Conrad’s work, his use of imagery, diction, and tone elevate his novel to the pinnacle of imperialistic writing while Coppola’s film uses sound, light, visual stimulants, as well as facial expressions to craft his work while portraying the emotion felt within Conrad’s piece....   [tags: movies, films, filmmakers, joseph conrad] 787 words
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Apocalypse Now, by F.F. Coppola - Throughout the film "Apocalypse Now " by F.F. Coppola, there is a parallel between the Indian wars and the Vietnamese war. We can compare the Vietnamese with the Indians and the American soldiers with the cowboys. In the beginning, it is the triumph of the Cowboys, that is to say, the triumph of US soldiers. Colonel Kilgore's US Cavalry arrives in helicopters, playing Wagner's Ride of the Walkyries. A lot of elements show their superiority : the number of soldiers, their military power and the music, all of which tend to indicate that Kilgore's men are sure of themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 2593 words
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The Vietnam War in Movies such as Platoon and Apocalypse Now - ... In Apocalypse presently, the foremost character reveals his anxiousness to return back to the War, but it isn't until he is said as upon to run Associate in Nursing secret mission that he gets his chance. every in word of farewell Vietnam and Forrest Gump, the boys were just at war, no reason was given on why they'd joined or, if drafted, but they felt concerning being at war. In Platoon however, a pair of troopers ridicule and call the foremost character crazy once he reveals that he volunteered to serve; in their eyes it fully was unfortunate to possess been written and need to serve....   [tags: death, jungle, troops] 742 words
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The Heart of Darkness, Things Fall Apart, The Apocalypse - ... This disorder happened, because the elders of Abame consulted with the Oracle and were told that the white man would destroy their way of life. Imperialism is demonstrated when the group of white men come into Abame using force to kill the townspeople. These white men soon became known as the Christians. “The new religion and government and the trading stores were very much in the peoples eyes and minds” (Achebe 182). Even though there were still a few townspeople that considered the new institutions vile, they weren’t going to rise up against them....   [tags: colonialism & imperialism concepts in literature] 1147 words
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Apocalypse Now - Apocalypse Now What is the stereotypical American. When one asks this question there are two general answers. An American would probably respond with characteristics such as hard working, free, and compassionate. A person from somewhere else in the world will probably have a very different answer to this question. Usually Americans can be seen as arrogant, dangerous, and hypocritical. Not a very good reputation to have, but the strangest part about it is most Americans either don’t know why people think of them this way or don’t care....   [tags: Stereotypes Arrogance Americans Essays] 1084 words
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Apocalypse Now - Apocalypse Now I have always enjoyed movies. But at some point I started to think of movies as more than just entertainment. I began to view them as a movie critic would, rather than just a casual viewer. Because of this perspective, I think of "Apocalypse Now" as one of the best American made movies I have ever seen. As a student of and an active participant in the late twentieth century media age, I feel justified in making this statement. In my lifetime of observation of American media, including fourteen months of intense movie watching in conjunction with my employment at a local video store, I have had an opportunity to observe a broad sampling of the films, and feel more than qual...   [tags: Papers] 1659 words
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Environmental Apocalypse - Environmental Apocalypse The environment is in a terrible condition and although an environmental apocalypse is not imminent we are definitely headed down that road. Some of the reasons for our Earth’s trouble are overpopulation, consumerism, and overconsumption. The earth’s population is ever increasing; it is only a matter of time before there are not enough resources to support life on the planet and the population begins to die off due to lack of food, water, and other resources. With our current population increase rates the population will double within the next century....   [tags: Environment Consumerism Population Essays]
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Apocalypse Now - Apocalypse Now This film, from 1979 was directed by Francis Ford Coppula and starred Martin Sheen (Capt. Willard) and Marlon Brando (Col. Kurtz). The film takes place during the 1970's in the middle of the Vietnam War. Coppula was rewarded for his hard work by winning the Academy Award for cinematography. The story is based on the novel "Hearts of Darkness", by Joseph Conrad. The book and film depicts Capt. Willard in the middle of the Vietnam searching for Col. Kurtz, who has gone mad and started his own private war....   [tags: Papers] 581 words
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Commentary on World War Z by Max Brooks - ... Two of my favorite vignettes are the ones of North Korea and Japan. The interview about North Korea is about how the interviewee doesn’t have the slightest clue on how the population in North Korea, the world’s most secluded country, almost completely vanished without a trace. The interviewee said their satellite images showed fewer farmers, less foot traffic in city streets, and fewer laborers on public works projects which has never happened before. The one about Japan is hilariously ironic....   [tags: Zombies, Apocalypse, Fiction]
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Comparing Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now - Comparing Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now  Heart of Darkness written by Joseph Conrad and "Apocalypse Now" a movie directed by Francis Coppola are two works that parallel one another but at the same time reflect their own era in time and their creator's own personal feelings and prejudices. "Apocalypse Now" was released in 1979 after two years in the making, as Coppola's modern interpretation to Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness (Harris). Conrad's book is an excellent example of the advances writers and philosophers made in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 818 words
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Transformation in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now - Transformation in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now        Since Francis Ford Coppola’s  Apocalypse Now was based on Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness, it is possible to draw many parallels between the two works. Both can be interpreted as metaphors for a journey through the inner self, and each has its own particular message to convey. In many ways they also appear to have similarities to Arthurian Legend, in particular the quest for the holy grail, and other allegorical journey narratives....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Review of The Road by Cormac McCarthy - In Cormac McCarthy’s Sci-Fi novel, “The Road”, two mysterious people, a father and his curious son, contact survival of the fittest during tragic apocalyptic times. With a shopping cart of food and supplies, they excavate into the remains of tattered houses, torn buildings and other sheltering places, while averting from troublesome communes. In the duration of the novel, they’re plagued with sickness that temporarily unable them to proceed onward. Due to the inopportune events occurring before the apocalypse, the wife of the son and father committed suicide due to these anonymous survivors lurking the remains of earth....   [tags: apocalypse, science fiction] 1191 words
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Comparing Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness - Comparing Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness Francis Coppola’s movie Apocalypse Now was inspired by the world famous Joseph Conrad novel Heart of Darkness. A comparison and contrast can be made between the two. Both have similar themes but entirely different settings. Heart of Darkness takes place on the Congo River in the Heart of Africa, while Apocalypse Now is set in Vietnam. "Heart of Darkness , which follows closely the actual events of Conrad's Congo journey, tells of the narrator's fascination by a mysterious white man, Kurtz, who, by his eloquence and hypnotic personality, dominates the brutal tribesmen around him....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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Continuing fascination in popular culture - Zombies The continuing fascination with the zombie motif in popular culture, including literature, film, television, and video games, points to the fact that zombies are of greater significance in our cultural psyche than simple vehicles for inducing easy fear. At the same time that the zombies themselves hold this weight, the fear of zombification - the threat of losing one’s selfhood and becoming one of the undead - holds an equal, if not greater, fascination for individuals as well. Terrifying animals, such as giant sharks or vindictive spiders, and even humans who have gone insane and prey psychotically on other people fail to have the staying power in our imaginations and in our night...   [tags: zombies, dead walking,apocalypse]
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Savagery in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now - Savagery in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now Scientists of the nineteenth century speculated that humans were on an evolutionary scale that ran from savage to civilized. The Europeans were considered to be at the highest point yet achieved by humanity -- the civilized. Peoples and races not yet encountered by the Europeans were placed further down the list, and were referred to as savages. Although the Europeans believed they had reached the height of civilization, remnants remained of their own savagery....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 809 words
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How Nightmares Become Reality in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road - In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, in the post-apocalyptic world that the man and the boy live in, dreams begin to take on the form of a new “reality.” As the novel progresses, the man’s dreams, initially memories remnant of his pre-apocalypse life, become “brighter” as the boy’s dreams become darker and nightmarish. Through the use of color and distinct language, McCarthy emphasizes the contrast between reality and dreams. The man’s reliance on bad dreams to keep him tied to the harsh reality alludes to the hopelessness of the situation; he can never truly escape....   [tags: dreams, death, apocalypse]
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Comparing Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness - Comparing Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness    In the opening scenes of the documentary film "Hearts of Darkness-A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," Eleanor Coppola describes her husband Francis's film, "Apocalypse Now," as being "loosely based" on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Indeed, "loosely" is the word; the period, setting, and circumstances of the film are totally different from those of the novella. Yet, a close analysis of character, plot, and theme in each respective work reveals that Conrad's classic story of savagery and madness is present in its cinematic reworking....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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Apocalypse Now Review - Vietnam was a war fought by the unwillingly, for the ungrateful, led by the unqualified. Apocalypse Now is Coppola’s film based on Heart of Darkness, but set in the Vietnam jungle. The major theme in the novel is the examination of America’s involvement, militarily, in Vietnam. However, like Conrad’s novel, it also shows the potential inherent darkness in all human hearts. Coppola retains the basic structure of Conrad’s novel for his film. As Marlow, in Heart of Darkness, travels up the Congo eventually to find Kurtz, similarly, Captain Willard the protagonist in Coppola’s film travels up the Nung River to meet his Kurtz....   [tags: essays research papers] 1450 words
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