By using the term "Apocalypse Now" Levy is not referring to the brilliant story by Joseph Conrad but rather to the movie by Francis Ford coppola. Levy employs the fire as a metaphore for Israel's current situation. One reviewer wrote:Apocalypse Now is the best Vietnam film, one of the greatest of all films, because it pushes beyond the others, into the dark places of the soul. It is not about war so much as about how war reveals truths we would be happy never to discover". Other reviews were less positive, Frank Rich in Time said "while much of the footage is breathtaking, Apocalypse Now is emotionally obtuse and intellectually empty."[4How would you rate this article.
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