Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
Walter Murch is an editor and sound designer of Apocalypse Now.
Pat Jackson, a sound designer and editor who teaches in San Francisco State University’s Cinema Department, was originally Walter Murch’s assistant on The Conversation and later worked with him on The Godfather: Part II, Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Jarhead.
Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest,
“The most important thing I wanted to do in the making of Apocalypse Now,” Francis Ford Coppola said, “was to create a film experience that would give its audience a sense of the horror, the madness, the sensuousness, and the moral dilemma of the Vietnam War.” Forty years after its original release, Apocalypse Now returns to the screen with a newly restored cut (differing even from 2001’s Redux version), remastered in 4K from the original negative for the first time. Boasting a stunningly reworked sound design taken from recently discovered soundtrack masters, it’s an experience to be seen—and heard—in the theater.