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Heart of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse by Thomas
June 6, 2014, 5:04 pm
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Compiled from recordings that Eleanor Coppola (Francis Ford’s wife) made during the making of Apocalypse Now!, this is a chaotic and heart wrenching documentary about the perfect storm of crap that plagued that production.  From the nefarious involvement of the Filipino military to Martin Sheen’s self-inflicted injuries to Marlon Brando’s untenable demands,  it’s hard to believe that Coppola didn’t go insane, let alone that he finished the movie! Worth checking out.

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Heart of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

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Another fun documentary on a very similar topic, which I’m too lazy to review, is called “Burden of Dreams,” about Herzog filming Fitzcaraldo. Both are darkly funny documentaries about hugely ambitious productions set in the jungle and the various troubles that beset them.

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