The Doors' "The End" in Apocalypse Now

Film Released: 1979

Never has a scene and a song been merged together so masterfully. Every time we hear the opening strums we think we're going to wake up back in the jungle. The song—which was recorded in two takes with no overdubbing—isn't easily explainable but, then again, neither is the film. Jim Morrison once offered his own take on the lyric "My only friend, the End" explaining, "Sometimes the pain is too much to examine, or even tolerate." In other words, the horror...the horror...

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