Everett Collection
Sean Howe
December 03, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
96 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/27/91
Wide Release Date
10/12/91
guest performer
Sam Bottoms, Marlon Brando, Eleanor Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Dennis Hopper, George Lucas, John Milius, Martin Sheen, G.D. Spradlin
director
Fax Bahr, Eleanor Coppola, George Hickenlooper
distributor
Showtime Networks Inc.
author
Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A

”My film is not about Vietnam, it is Vietnam,” said director Francis Ford Coppola in 1979 of Apocalypse Now. The production was a battle: Marlon Brando came to the Philippines set unprepared, Martin Sheen had a heart attack, and Ferdinand Marcos kept taking back the helicopters he’d loaned. Then there were the drugs. From amazing footage shot by Francis’ wife, Eleanor, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse is a transfixing portrait of the price of artistic ambition. EXTRAS On a commentary, Francis cringes at his past bravado, but he’s rightfully proud of his triumph. A

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