Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

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

The magic and madness of making Apocalypse Now

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1991-11-27
  • User Rating: 7.925/10 from 299 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: American Zoetrope
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola.
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A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.


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  • Francis Ford Coppola

    as Self
  • Eleanor Coppola

    as Self
  • John Milius

    as Self
  • George Lucas

    as Self
  • Sam Bottoms

    as Self
  • Albert Hall

    as Self
  • Frederic Forrest

    as Self
  • Laurence Fishburne

    as Self
  • Dean Tavoularis

    as Self
  • Fred Roos

    as Self
  • Martin Sheen

    as Self
  • Vittorio Storaro

    as Self
  • Robert Duvall

    as Self
  • Doug Claybourne

    as Self
  • Dennis Hopper

    as Self
  • Marlon Brando

    as Self
  • Sofia Coppola

    as Self
  • Tom Sternberg

    as Self
  • Gian-Carlo Coppola

    as Self
  • Roman Coppola

    as Self
  • Monty Cox

    as Self
Production Fred Roos Executive Producer
Production Doug Claybourne Executive Producer
Writing Fax Bahr Screenplay
Directing Fax Bahr Director
Writing George Hickenlooper Screenplay
Directing George Hickenlooper Director
Directing Eleanor Coppola Director
Production Les Mayfield Producer
Camera Igor Meglic Director of Photography
Production George Zaloom Producer
Camera Les Blank Camera Operator
Editing Michael Greer Editor
Camera Shana Hagan Director of Photography
Sound Todd Boekelheide Original Music Composer
Editing Jay Miracle Editor
Camera Larry Carney Director of Photography
Camera Steven Wacks Director of Photography