Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse "My film is not about Vietnam, it is Vietnam," said director Francis Ford Coppola in 1979 of Apocalypse Now . The production was a battle:… Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse "My film is not about Vietnam, it is Vietnam," said director Francis Ford Coppola in 1979 of Apocalypse Now . The production was a battle:…
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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (2007)

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse | THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW Francis Ford Coppola (pictured in 1979 with Marlon Brando) adds DVD commentary to Hearts of Darkness 's portrait of…
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THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW Francis Ford Coppola (pictured in 1979 with Marlon Brando) adds DVD commentary to Hearts of Darkness's portrait of his staredown with Apocalypse
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Details Release Date: Nov 20, 2007; DVD Release Date: Nov 20, 2007; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Showtime Networks Inc.

''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

Originally posted Nov 30, 2007 Published in issue #968 Dec 07, 2007 Order article reprints
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