Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness

Discusses the similarities and differences between the movie, “Apocalypse Now” and the novel, “Heart of Novel”.

Both the novel “Heart of Darkness” and the movie “Apocalypse Now” share the metaphor of a river journey to meet a man named Kurtz. In many senses the two stories are intimately linked. However, they also reveal the differing thematic concerns of their creators and the socio-political environment within which they were created.