I have just found out that famous films from my youth are available in good quality on youtube. I liked going to the cinema in communist times. Communists did their best to strengthen the system but they were very inconsequent - they allowed the import of many Western films, from which Poles learnt about the world which wasn`t communist. Such inconsequence was impossible in the neighbouring countries, e.g, the Soviet Union, let alone Romania.
Besides, tickets were cheap - one day I saw 3 films in different cinemas.
Most films appeared with certain delay, it could be one year, sometimes 10 (Enter the Dragon).
I watched Apocalypse Now as a young boy. Actually, I saw it three times, but the last viewing was shortened because I left when the helicopter attack on a Vietnamese village was over. It was the most fascinating moment to me then.
Today my fascination moved to the figure of allegedly insane Kurtz and the psychodelic deal with his future assassin. "Because it is judgement that defeats us."
When they explore the jungle and a tiger jumps out on them, I must admit that at the first viewing I didn`t see the tiger because I had closed my eyes! Later scenes show how Chef loses control - that`s what war makes with people - no matter how strong you are, one day you will snap. It is only a matter of time.