Sarah. (dominoe) wrote,

Apocalypse Now, "Waiting in Saigon" scene picspam.




For picspammy's Challenge #9, Scenes and Sequences.

"Waiting in Saigon" is the opening scene of Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece, Apocalypse Now, which is a film adaptation inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Now, there are a lot of scenes I could have chosen to picspam: "Ride of the Valkyries", "Surfing the Beach", "Do Lung Bridge", and the list goes on. I chose "Waiting in Saigon" because it is not 15 minutes long and because it introduces us to our main character, Captain Benjamin L. Willard. Plus, the use of "The End" by The Doors is perfect. Screencaps were taken by me, colored by me. Enjoy the spam!

(Note: When Willard mentions "Charlie", he's referring to the Vietcong.)


[cue The Doors' "The End"]




Captain Benjamin L. Willard: (V.O.)
Saigon. Shit, I'm still only in Saigon.



Every time, I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there. When I was there, all I could think about was being in the jungle. I'm here a week, now. Waiting for a mission. Getting softer. Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush he gets stronger. Each time I look around, the walls move in a little tighter.






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Tags: (picspam), fan-things, film: apocalypse now, movies, nam, two of my favorite things
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