Robert Duvall as Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore doesn’t simply say, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning , it smells like victory.” His actual quote is much more intense, and it nods to the horrors of war that the character faces, and the way they’ve warped his thoughts. I love the smell of napalm in the morning .
Apocalypse Now 1979 Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. The smell , you know that gasoline smell , the whole hill.
It smells like … victory.” I asked a Vietnam vet if he could recall what napalm actually smelled like . He responded instantly, “Gasoline and laundry detergent..
edit: His Dad, Martin Sheen was in Apocalypse Now . edit2: Charlie Sheen was 14 when the movie was made so I suppose he could have been an extra in a minor role, in which case the answer would be “yes”.
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Kilgore: “I love the smell of napalm in the morning .” Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore delivers this line to Captain Willard on the beach after ordering a destructive helicopter strike on a Vietcong-controlled coastal village.
International law does not specifically prohibit the use of napalm or other incendiaries against military targets, but use against civilian populations was banned by the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in 1980.
One of the many movie-inspired quotes Caleb utters during gameplay is, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning .”
You smell that? Lance : What? Kilgore : Napalm , son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.
Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola.
He first offered the part to actor Steve McQueen, who turned down the role because he didn’t want to shoot in the jungle on location. Coppola then fired Keitel six weeks into production because he thought the actor’s performance wasn’t as introspective as he needed for the character.
Apocalypse Now : Why The Original Cut Is Still Best (& Why Final Cut Is Better Than Redux) 1 Final Cut Beats Redux: It Keeps The Story Focused On Willard’s Journey. 2 Original Is Still Best : Coppola Has Overthought The Re-Edits. 3 Final Cut Beats Redux: 4K Restoration.
The film is a metaphor for a journey into the self and shows how the self, in the face of war, darkens beyond recognition. As they move upriver, Willard and the PBR crew become more agitated and separated from reality. Each experiences his own kind of mental breakdown.