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Offline Creflo

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Colonel Kurtz
« on: February 07, 2008, 10:12:25 PM »
Brando in Apocalypse Now.

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 11:12:50 PM »
What is this about?

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 11:33:18 PM »
I was wondering who Colonel Kurtz was when Sawyer called Locke that...

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 11:37:05 PM »
Brando in Apocalypse Now.

Kurtz was insane, wasn't he? It's been about 20 years since I saw it last... and there was drinking involved... I remember I liked it, but very few of the details.

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 11:37:40 PM »
Yes.  btw, nice ambigram, ESB.

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008, 11:46:02 PM »
Yes.  btw, nice ambigram, ESB.

Thanks.  I take absolutely no credit for it.

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008, 01:12:26 AM »
Apocalypse Now is based on Heart of Darkness, which is one of the books seen on Lost.  The book is different from the film, but the basic themes are still there.

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008, 02:26:35 AM »
In the book Kurtz is supposed to be this refined humanitarian that represents the best of the "civilized" world.  While in the Congo he slips into insanity and becomes more savage than the African "savages". 

The story is about his slide into maddness and the savagery of our "civilized" nations as we take advantage of the "uncivilized" people for profit.

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008, 05:50:43 AM »
It was also sort of a funny call-back to season one...

"One minute you're happy-go-lucky, good-time Hurley, and the next you're Colonel bloody Kurtz!"
-Charlie to Hurley, Numbers

I knew using that as an e-mail sig for almost three years would come in handy!   :D

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008, 04:14:30 PM »
Wow.  I had no idea the reference had already been used.  It rings a bell now, though.

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2008, 05:11:08 PM »
It was also sort of a funny call-back to season one...

"One minute you're happy-go-lucky, good-time Hurley, and the next you're Colonel bloody Kurtz!"
-Charlie to Hurley, Numbers

I knew using that as an e-mail sig for almost three years would come in handy!   :D
Awesome!  I never would have remembered. :)

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Re: Colonel Kurtz
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 10:52:06 AM »
I'm surprised someone hasn't called Locke Colonel Klink.