Friday Fun: Apocalypse Now

Long before he ruined liberals for real presidential candidates, Martin Sheen (as Captain Benjamin L. Willard) made his way into the jungles of Vietnam on a mission to terminate (“with extreme prejudice”) Marlon Brando’s Colonel Kurtz in the 1979 adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

Though the novel is a classic work that speaks to many major themes of the 20th century – and, alas, the 21st – it is not technically a 20th century work, having been first serialized in 1899. The more things change…

More:If Moviehole.com, a site I’m not familiar with, is correct, then we’ll be headed back to theaters to see another adaptation of Heart of Darkness, this one set in the future and in outer space.

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