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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse ()


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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... See more »

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  • Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations.
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Tom Sternberg ...
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Himself (as Fred Forrest)
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Himself (as Larry Fishburne)
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Himself (archiveFootage) (as Gio)
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Himself (archiveFootage) (as Roman)
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Herself (archiveFootage) (as Sofia)
Dean Tavoularis ...
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Rona Barrett ...
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Monty Cox ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Randy Carter ...
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J. David Jones ...
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Directed by

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Fax Bahr
George Hickenlooper
Eleanor Coppola ... (documentary footage)

Written by

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Fax Bahr ... ()
 
George Hickenlooper ... ()

Produced by

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Doug Claybourne ... executive producer
Michael Doqui ... supervising producer: ZM
Fred Fuchs ... supervising producer: Zoetrope
Les Mayfield ... producer
Fred Roos ... executive producer
George Zaloom ... producer

Music by

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Todd Boekelheide

Film Editing by

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Michael Greer
Jay Miracle

Editorial Department

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Anthony Bank ... post-production assistant
Jackie Cole ... negative cutter
Syd Cole ... negative cutter
Grady Cooper ... post-production assistant
Daniel Gillett ... post-production coordinator
Wm. Grimes ... second assistant editor
Shana Hagan ... assistant editor
T.J. LaManna ... post-production coordinator
Kevin Lillestol ... post-production coordinator
David March ... apprentice editor
John Pace ... post-production coordinator
Walter Rose ... color timer

Production Management

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Thomas Dugan ... post-production supervisor (as Thomas C. Dugan)
Steven Hewitt ... executive in charge of production
Leslie Jett ... production manager

Sound Department

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Peter Bettendorff ... sound mixer: USA (as Peter Bettendorf)
Larry Carney ... sound mixer: Philippines
Robert Gravenor ... sound mixer: USA (as Bob Gravenor)
Wm. Grimes ... sound mixer: USA
George R. Groves Jr. ... re-recording mixer
Steve Hawk ... sound mixer: USA
Richard Mortillaro ... sound mixer: USA (as Rich Mortillaro)
Craig M. Otte ... sound effects editor
Tim Philben ... re-recording mixer
Troy Porter ... re-recording mixer
Brian Risner ... sound editor
Burton Weinstein ... supervising sound editor (as Burton M. Weinstein)
Richard Hymns ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ron Bahara ... assistant camera
Les Blank ... camera operator: USA
Larry Carney ... camera operator: Philippines
Eleanor Coppola ... camera operator: Philippines
Shana Hagan ... camera operator: USA
John M. Heller ... camera operator: USA (as John Heller)
Igor Meglic ... camera operator: USA
Bill Neil ... camera operator: Philippines
Kevin O'Brien ... camera operator: USA
Andrew Parke ... assistant camera
Douglas Ryan ... camera operator: Philippines (as Doug Ryan)
Steven Wacks ... camera operator: USA (as Steve Wacks)

Music Department

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Evan Greenspan ... music clearance
Brian Risner ... music prelay mixer

Other crew

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Kary Antholis ... business affairs
Paul Bernhard ... additional interviews
Denise Gigante ... research
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Toby Reisz ... additional interviews
Marie Snyder ... research

Thanks

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Andy Aaron ... special thanks
Lucius Barre ... special thanks
Rona Barrett ... special thanks
Frank Beacham ... special thanks
Lee Beaupre ... in memory of
Richard Beggs ... special thanks
Mary Helen Berg ... special thanks
Sam Bottoms ... special thanks
Thomas Byers ... special thanks
Colleen Camp ... special thanks
Richard Candib ... special thanks
Robert Carringer ... special thanks
John Chapman ... in memory of
Carmine Coppola ... in memory of
Eleanor Coppola ... special thanks
Francis Ford Coppola ... special thanks (as Francis Coppola)
Gian-Carlo Coppola ... in memory of
Marc Coppola ... special thanks
Monty Cox ... special thanks
Loolee DeLeon ... in memory of (as Loolee DeLeon-Honigmn)
Robert Duvall ... special thanks
Phil Ethington ... special thanks
Dennis Fill ... special thanks
Laurence Fishburne ... special thanks (as Larry Fishburne)
Frederic Forrest ... special thanks
Larry Franco ... special thanks
Gray Frederickson ... special thanks
Eva Gardos ... special thanks
Dennis Gassner ... special thanks
Bill Graham ... special thanks
Albert Hall ... special thanks
Michael Herr ... special thanks
Dennis Hopper ... special thanks
Dennis Juban ... in memory of
Leland Katz ... special thanks
Raymond Katz ... special thanks (as Ray Katz)
Pat Kelly ... in memory of
Michael Learned ... special thanks
George Lucas ... special thanks
Richard Marks ... special thanks
Frank Marshall ... special thanks
Tom Mason ... special thanks
Mike Medavoy ... special thanks
John Milius ... special thanks
Walter Murch ... special thanks
Barrie M. Osborne ... special thanks (as Barrie Osborne)
U.N. Owen ... special thanks
Fred Rexer ... special thanks
Jerry Ross ... special thanks
David Salven ... in memory of
Bob Scaiffe ... in memory of
Martin Sheen ... special thanks
Mona Skager ... special thanks
Harry Smith ... special thanks
Tom Snyder ... special thanks
Tom Sternberg ... special thanks
Vittorio Storaro ... special thanks
Alex Tavoularis ... special thanks
Dean Tavoularis ... special thanks
Cynthia Wood ... special thanks (as Cyndi Wood)
Jerry Ziesmer ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Documents the sensational events surrounding the making of Apocalypse Now (1979)' and Francis Ford Coppola's struggle with nature, governments, actors, and self-doubt. Includes footage and sound secretly recorded by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis. Written by Murray Chapman

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Taglines The magic and madness of making "Apocalypse Now" See more »
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Also Known As
  • Aux coeurs des ténèbres - l'apocalypse d'un metteur en scène (France)
  • Ins Herz der Finsternis (Germany)
  • Reise ins Herz der Finsternis (Germany)
  • Corazones en tinieblas (Spain)
  • O Apocalipse de um Cineasta (Brazil)
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  • 96 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Marlon Brando allegedly refused to be interviewed, claiming Francis Ford Coppola still owed him $2 million. See more »
Goofs In the end credits for musical listings under the Doors song The End, Elektra (Records) is misspelled (as "Electra.") See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Addams Family/An American Tail: Fievel Goes West/For the Boys/Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse/Prospero's Books (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Suzie Q See more »
Quotes Francis Ford Coppola: My movie is not about Vietnam... my movie is Vietnam.
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