Bright Lights Film Journal

The Apocalypse of Pooh

Jesse Walker of “Reason” magazine points the way to this vintage (1987) mash-up of Pooh and Francis Ford Coppola’s exercise in meta-megalomania, Apocalypse Now. In six and a half minutes, author T. Graham manages to create a near-perfect microcosm of Coppola’s legendary flop, which came to the screen bleeding from a thousand self-inflicted wounds, a cinematic disaster that had everything to do with what was happening in LA in 1969 and nothing to do with what was happening in Vietnam.