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Movies That Most Accurately Depict the Brutality of War

Movies That Most Accurately Depict the Brutality of War May 2, 2019Leave a comment

    They say all is fair in love and war. But the brutal tactics employed in the latter never seem fair. War is violent. Chaotic. Capable of miserable effects in the short and long terms. And these films serve as acute examinations of the hellish brutality that occurs in all warfare…

    Apocalypse Now

    United Artists

    Here’s how Francis Ford Coppola described the making of “Apocalypse Now”: “We had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane.” The insanity of production combined with the insanity of the Vietnam War, the film’s subject, results in a hallucinatory, feverish work of art, juxtaposing surreal violence with borderline absurd comedy. The film works on both visceral and cerebral levels of anxiety.