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


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Citizen Kane (1941)
When talking about Welles' radio broadcast of Hearts of Darkness.
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Sofia Coppola (aged 4) wears a Sesame Street T-shirt
The Godfather (1972)
as Francis' substitute film in early 70's
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
as Francis' substitute film in early 70's
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Documentary about making the film

Referenced in 

Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) (TV Episode)
Is referred to at one point, though not by title.
The Making of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' (1997) (TV Movie)
Crow: "Did Coppola go insane in the jungle?" Mike: "Martin Sheen had a heart attack."
Film Geek (2005)
Scotty mentions it.
The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the items on the list
Entourage: Welcome to the Jungle (2007) (TV Episode)
The entire episode is shot documentary style and showcases the cast & crew meltdowns during the making of the fictional movie Medillin
Hank and Mike (2008)
After the chocolate fight Connie Schytt refers to both Apocalypse Now and the making of Apocalypse Now.
Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009)
is discussed in reference to the changing landscapes of technology
Heart of Dorkness: Behind the Scenes of 'My Name Is Bruce' (2009) (Video)
The name of the film references the making-of film "Hearts of Darkness" about "Apocalypse Now"
Community: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux (2011) (TV Episode)
Both Abed and Luis Guzmán say the Hearts of Darkness was way better than Apocalypse Now.
Half in the Bag: The Lone Ranger and White House Down (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions seeing this film
La última película (2013)
Scenes are homage
Half in the Bag: 2015 Re-Cap (So Far) (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike ask Jay if he would call the film Lost Soul "a modern day Heart of Darkness"
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.62 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe in a question about the film whose making the documentary chronicled during Peter's Cash Builder Round.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sean 'Diddy' Combs - DJ Khaled - French Montana/Natasha Lyonne/Allison Miller (2016) (TV Episode)
Natasha Lyonne says that she learned about film producing from the documentary


The Godfather (1972)
still of Marlon 'The Don' Brando
Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1973) (TV Series)
clip shown

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1991 (1992) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #1 pick.
Marlon Brando: The Wild One (1996) (TV Movie)
Away (1996)
Zomergasten: Episode #10.3 (1997) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
On the Set of 'CQ' (2002) (Video)
clip shown
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate (2004)
Clips are used showing Apocalypse Now in production.
The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Marlon Brando, un acteur nommé désir (2014) (TV Movie)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Animaniacs: Hitchcock Opening/Hearts of Twilight/The Boids (1993) (TV Episode)
The first segment "Hearts of Twilight" spoofs this documentary on the making of Apocalypse Now. The music in throughout lampoons that of this.
Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (2008) (Video)
Moonbeam City: Lights! Camera! Reenaction! (2015) (TV Episode)
The episode partially parodies the documentary.
Jurbathic Park: The Heart of Duckness (2016) (Short)
The title of this film was meant as a riff on this title

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