Hack #4

After discussing the Vietnam war in my small section group today, I went to a Film Society meeting where we discussed editing and some of its best uses in Film History. One of the examples we looked at was Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. In the opening sequence of the film two scenes are composited, one of the main character, obviously distressed, lying under his ceiling fan and the other of a helicopter flying past a line of trees just as bombs go off setting everything on fire. This film is considered one of the most influential war films in history because of how well it highlighted the horrors of Vietnam and war on a larger scale.


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