By Sean Howe
Updated December 03, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST
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”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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