The film 'Apocalypse Now' was set during the Vietnam War. Francis Ford Coppola, the director has said it's was based on an updated version of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness which revolved around imperialist unrest in Africa. I personally have only seen the film once many years ago with my father but the violence and realism of it really struck me. It was a tragically beautiful portrait of the human condition. What are your thought about the film? Have you read Heart of Darkness?