1979. USA. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola. With Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando. 153 min.
“The Horror! The Horror!”
Sheen gets sent upriver n a Joseph Conrad-inspired odyssey through the physical and psychological landscape of the Vietnam War, confronting violence, jingoism, and the base brutality of the human spirit. You can almost smell the napalm…
1973. USA. Dir: Terrence Malick. With Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek. 95 min.
A small town girl is swept up in the whirlwind of a troubled young drifter, joining him on a killing spree across the striking landscapes and radiant horizons of the vast Midwest. Malick’s impressive debut becomes a fairytale of mid-century Americana, its chilling brutality rendered poetic in the trademark lyricism that would come to define the director’s work.