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'Apocalypse Now'

Date Submitted: 03/19/2003 05:26:10
Category: / Entertainment / Movies & Film
Length: 4 pages (1078 words)
Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness and Francis Coppola’s film Apocalypse Now share a number of common features that make them similar from a structural point of view and share some of the same events and many of the same characters. These similarities are not coincidental as when making his film, Coppola based it in essence on Conrad’s book. Whilst the film is based on the novella there are also distinct differences …
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…Coppola’s works. Cahair, Linda Costanzo. 1992. ‘Narratological Parallels in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now’. Literature Film Quarterly 20.3: 181-187. Chabal, Patrick, and Joannides, Paul. 1984. ‘Copping out with Coppola’. Cambridge Quartely 13.3: 187-203. Conrad, Joseph. 1988. Heart of Darkness. Norton: New York. Coppola, Francis Ford. 1979. Apocalypse Now. Dorall, E.N. 1988. ‘Conrad and Coppola: Different centres of darkness’. In Heart of Darkness: A Norton Critical Edition, ed. Robert Kimbrough. New York: Norton.
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