What’s Behind The Universe?

“I don’t see any method at all.”

From the script of the film Apocalypse Now, screenplay by John Milius and Francis Ford Coppola

http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/apocalypsenowredux.html

In Nah Trang

GENERAL
Walter Kurtz was one of the most outstanding officers this country’s ever produced. He was brilliant. He was outstanding in every way. And he was a good man, too. A humanitarian man. A man of wit and humor. He joined the Special Forces, and after that, his ideas, methods, became…unsound. Unsound.

COLONEL
Now he’s crossed into Cambodia with this Montagnard army of his, that worship the man like a god, and follow his every order, however ridiculous. Well, I have some other shocking news to tell you. Colonel Kurtz was about to be arrested for murder.

WILLARD
I don’t follow sir. Murdered who?

COLONEL
Kurtz had ordered the execution of some Vietnamese intelligence agents. Men he believed were double agents. So he took matters into his own hands.

GENERAL
Well, you see, Willard, in this war, things get confused out there. Power, ideals, the old morality, and practical military necessity.But out there with these natives, it must be a temptation to be God. Because the rational and the irrational, between good and evil. And good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomeswhat Lincoln called the better angels of our nature. Every man has got a breaking point. You have and I have them. Walter Kurtz has reached his. And, very obviously, he has gone insane.

Later, in Cambodia . . . 

KURTZ
Have you ever considered, any real freedoms? Freedoms from the opinions of others. Even the opinions of yourself. Did they say why, Willard? Why they wanted to terminate my command?

WILLARD
I was sent on a classified mission, sir.

KURTZ
Its no longer classified, is it? What did they tell you?

WILLARD
They told me, that you had gone…totally insane. And that your methods were unsound.

KURTZ
Are my methods unsound?

WILLARD
I don’t see any method at all, sir.

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