I am a student of Col. Kurtz

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  1. Caesar

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  2. J Keeper

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    Ever read the story?
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  3. Sir Bustalot

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    im heavy into nam books, i cant believe i didnt read it.

    anyways that clip was pretty awesome
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  4. Geedorah

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    My fav movie.
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  5. J Keeper

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    Well, the book isn't about 'Nam.
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  7. Sir Bustalot

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    probly why i didnt read it
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  8. J Keeper

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    Well-played.

    Great story though.

    Kind of along the lines of 1984 in the sense that the first 10 percent of the book is so boring that it makes you wonder why people rate such a boring waste of ink so high, then you get the end and are just like, "No, no, NO!"

    Heart of Darkness. It's very short and could probably be read in two sittings.
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  9. Sir Bustalot

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    ahh well apparently Vertigo and Citizen kane are the greatest movies of all time and both of those sucked i thought

    i can appreciate why they are considered it. But if i was to make the list myself, actually liking the movie would be part of the criteria.

    i dont do well with boring books. But at only 10% of the whole book its not so bad and i could handle that
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    Did you read 1984? 1984 had much longer boring section.

    Citizen Kane was quite possibly the most boring film I've ever seen that was highly rated and one of the few movies I actually fell asleep during.

    Never saw Vertigo, but loved Rear Window so just assumed all Hitchcock movies were as good as that one.
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  11. Sir Bustalot

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    well vertigo isnt as bad as i made it sound... if you like hitchcock youd like vertigo... I think the main reason it got such high accolades was because of the innovating in-camera fx they used to portray the "vertigo" it had never been used in film before that... so i think it gets high praise for that....

    citizen kane is better to remember than to watch... i remember it and i know i had a hard time watching it. But in the end it was filmed brilliantly and i can appreciate that much.

    i had to read 1984 in junior high for class, so i dont remember it that well.
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  12. J Keeper

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    I genuinely don't remember the ending.
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  13. Caesar

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    Nah.

    But i've heard Coppola took quite a bit of artistic liberties with it.
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  14. J Keeper

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    He did.

    But the movie was still fucking awesome and I don't know anyone that has read the story and seen the movie that would say that one was better than the other.

    Two parallel stories in two different generations that could easily translate to the modern decade (some outpost in Afghanistan).
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