Turner, If you made this you did an excellent job.
I was in Vietnam during the Easter Invasion of 1972. During the endgame.
I worked for MACVSOG and the CIA. Let’s just say, I did stuff.
My work took me via chopper all over the country, from Saigon to the DMZ as well as into Cambodia and Laos. I was at An Loc.
I saw the end of a world, and helped loot what was left of it.
I have seen all the movies and read all the books.
Apocalypse Now, stands out. It is not a movie about the war, per se, and not realistic at all. It's a surreal depiction of an American nervous breakdown. It captures the beauty and terror of the war. It gives us what happens when “all the children are insane.”
The killer who awoke before dawn is still walking. We haven’t reached the Heart of Darkness yet, but Kurtz’s camp is close.
It wasn’t about an end. It was about a beginning. The beginning of something horrific and horrible in America itself. Something still playing itself out.
You can see it in the eyes of the characters. Those looks and stares are the key.
They were staring at the future, and it baffled and frightened them.
“The end of laughter…”
This video does an excellent job of capturing those looks. Thanks.