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Heart of Darkness (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  13 March 1994 (USA)
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A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.

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Marlow is an ambitious and adventurous sailor who is employed by an English trading company and sent to an African colony. There he travels up the river, visiting the trading stations who barters for ivory with the natives. On his journey he is told about a man named Kurtz whose station is the one furthest up the river, deep in the African jungle. Some talk of him in awe, others in admiration, but they all seem to fear him. As Marlow gets closer and closer to Kurtz he understands that the man has gone insane and is now doing the most horrible and blasphemous deeds. Based on Joseph Conrad's classic novel about greed and insanity. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Did the movie show the book's true meaning?
2 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In November 2010, my English teacher told my class that we were going to read a book called Heart of Darkness. He said that the book would be challenging and hard to understand but we would work on it together as a class. After three months of reading, it in class and discussing the book in depth, we finally finished it at the end of January 2011. My English teacher told us that we would be watching the movie version of the book, and wanted us to pay attention to the changes. The movie was well done, but was not a good repartition of the book. It left out to many important parts to the plot and added unneeded things in it. When they took out the important scenes it changed the plot a little, and some stuff didn't fit together. The book was better than the movie because it went more in depth about Marlow's story and the meaning of Heart of Darkness. Without some of the explanation the book gave people won't understand the meaning behind a lot of what Marlow talks about. When you read the book, Conrad paints a picture into your head of what he wants you to see, if you can't picture what he is saying the movie would be good to watch. But for those who have not read the book, I do not recommend watching the movie before you read the book; you will not understand the key parts and meanings, because I still believe that the movie was far from a good enough to represent Heart of Darkness's true meaning.


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