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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
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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:
64212, 64879
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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