4. Apocalypse Now (1979)
In this film co-written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore, portrayed by Robert Duvall, assists Captain Benjamin L. Willard and crewman Lance B. Johnson by launching a strike on Viet Cong outpost on the Nung River:
You smell that? Do you smell that?
Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed for twelve hours…and when it was all over, I walked up. We didn’t find one of them, not one stinking dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell? The whole hill – smelled like – victory.
He looks off nostalgically. A shell comes in and HITS in the background. Willard and the soldiers react; Kilgore ignores it.
Someday this war’s gonna end.