Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

Director(s): Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper. 96 min. Rated R. Documentary.

Embarrassing confession: This documentary about the madness the cast and crew of "Apocalypse Now" went through to make the 1979 movie, is more interesting than the overlong movie itself. Coppola puts it best: "There were too many of us, we had access to too much equipment, too much money, and little by little, we went insane." This is the story of going to movie-making hell and back. Most baffling section: The night before the movie's young star, Martin Sheen, had a near-fatal heart attack. For those interested in the back story of movies, this is a must see.

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