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Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 13 June 2004 (USA)
An inside look at the hectic production of Heaven's Gate, the media circus that turned it into a synonym for movie flop and how it added to the tectonic change that occurred in Hollywood film studios after it infamously flopped.

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An inside look at the hectic production of Heaven's Gate, the media circus that turned it into a synonym for movie flop and how it added to the tectonic change that occurred in Hollywood film studios after it infamously flopped.

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This one is HIGHLY recommended!
21 March 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant doc! Very captivating.

As I understand this "making of" has only been shown on TV (so far). I would guess a doc as good as this would warrant it's own release on DVD. If not that, it should at least be included in a future special edition of Heaven's Gate (which I'm sure we'll get someday).

All the interviews are very interesting. The stories that were told was funny, shocking, sad, mind-boggling, informative and captivating. It's funny that Willem Dafoe (who was fired from the set of heaven's gate, as an extra) is the narrator. He does a great job.

The craftsmanship that went into this making of is breathtaking. It's not often you see movie related documentaries done as well as this. Most of them are rush-jobs. This one was absorbing all the way through and is highly recommended to any movie fan interested in movie history.


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