Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
Directed by Eleanor Coppola, George Hickenlooper, and Fax Bahr
I love seeing behind the scene footage; I must have watched the LOTR extras twenty times. This was way more interesting than Apocalypse Now, so at least something good came from that nightmarish bore.
This documentary details all the disasters that took place during the filming of Apocalypse Now, from the bad weather to the monstrous egos of the cast. Francis Ford Coppola is portrayed as somewhat...demanding but everyone walks away looking slightly insane.
I wish there were more documentaries like this, as filmmaking (obviously) interests me. I see some behind the scenes footage of The Shining, but it was mostly Stanley Kubrick being sweet to Danny Lloyd and I have to assume that wasn't the usual Kubrick persona. I would love to see a documentary on the making of Titanic, which I read was just as nightmarish as the filming of Apocalypse Now. Just with hotter people.
Essentially a movie for film buffs and I think it is safe to say all of my readers fit under this category.
Marlon Brando refused to be interviewed, as he believed Francis Ford Coppola still owned him two million dollars.