Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
This brief made for French television documentary takes a look at the work of Australian-born, Hong Kong-based master cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Though the film contains interviews with many co-workers, including Fruit Chan and Wong Kar Wei, and admirers such as Gus Van Sant, it can't help but end flatly as we watch Doyle try his damnedest to make a silk purse out of the sow's ear that was M. Night Shyamalan's Lady In the Water. Shyamalan looks and sounds like an overeager schoolboy, and it's unfortunate that he hogs the final fifteen minutes of this film. As it is, it barely scratches the surface of Doyle's talent and resume, so to spend so much time on this one-trick pony is most unfortunate.
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