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I have always enjoyed movies But at some point I started to think of movies as more than just entertainment I began to view them as a movie critic would rather than just a casual viewer Because of this perspective I think of Apocalypse Now as one of the best American made movies I have ever seen As a student of and an active participant in the late twentieth century media age I feel justified in making this statement In my lifetime of observation of American media including fourteen months of intense movie watching in conjunction with my employment at a local video store I have had an opportunity to observe a broad sampling of the films and feel more than qualified to make this statement By referring to Apocalypse Now as one of the best American movies I do not want to diminish my praise for the movie but rather acknowledge the fact that my knowledge of foreign movies is limited I first saw Francis Ford Coppulas Apocalypse Now in a high school literature class after reading Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness the story from which the movie was derived After viewing the movie the first time it was clear to me that Apocalypse Now was something special not only superior to the mindless drivel that permeates much of what is produced by Hollywood but also better than many of the movies that have come to be regarded as classics Now you are probably thinking How does an eighteen year old college freshman decide how one movie deserve such recognition How does he judge the quality of movies To me a good movie presents a well constructed plot combined with skilled cinematography A great movie incorporates a message into the attributes of a good movie An excellent movie goes further by adding deeper levels of meaning When I watch a movie which I judge to be excellent I feel that it can
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