SPOILERS AHEAD i saw the original some time back and i just rewatched the redux version.. while i didnt notice any differences(supposedly 45 extra minutes of footage) i did start to understand more about it. how the progression of insanity increases as they further up the river. Once youve reached that full insanity at the end, youre enlightened and rewarded into this colony of "freedom". Makes me think of how ancient civilization rulers/gods that we've read about actually BECAME gods. that fuckin movie scares me more than any horror movie ive seen. its like a bad fever dream. - what inspired the film makers and writers to come up with this? - any real events besides jonestown that mightve had influence on this movie? - in kurtz' book at the end, it said "drop the bomb exterminate them all" whats that mean? - was this in any way a government exercise or "experiment", because kurtz had all his documents and knew he was coming.. i didnt understand any of that. i havent watched any behind the scenes about this movie, but im interesting to seeing, if theres any at all.