Search & Destroy

Justin BowyerSearch and Destroy – As a contributor to the well received work from Creation Books my essay, The Horror, The Horror, meticulously surveyed the then recently released director’s cut of Apocalypse Now. Not only was it a privilege to work on such an interesting book, it also means I get to use this super-cool picture of Dennis Hopper…

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Apocalypse Now is as famous for its extended and tortuous creation process as it is as a finished film. It is the cinematic equivalent of the Sistine Chapel – we may marvel at it in terms of its sheer power as an aesthetic or narrative masterpiece, but it’s the dedication, time and sheer madness that went into its creation that will always fascinate…