The Apocalypse Now Book

The Apocalypse Now Book

Description

The movie took years to be filmed and edited, and was the subject of endless stories, rumors, and speculation. At a screening at Cannes in May 1979, Francis Ford Coppola said simply, "There wasn't a truthful thing written about [the film] in four years." That year at Cannes, Apocalypse Now won the Palme d'Or, going on from there to worldwide acclaim and etching itself in the memories of audiences with unforgettable sequences like the dawn helicopter attack scored to Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" or Lt. Colonel Kilgore's chilling "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." Here, generously illustrated with evocative stills from the film and revealing photographs from the set, is the story behind the movie where Vietnam met Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. It is the extraordinary saga of Coppola and his crew and actors,who included Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, and Harrison Ford,battling hurricanes in the jungles of the Philippines, the calamity of a lead actor's heart attack, and crises both psychological and financial . . . in the end giving rise to a modern film classic.


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Details

Author(s)
Peter Cowie
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
191 x 235 x 13mm | 412g
Publication date
19 Apr 2001
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
Da Capo Press Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Da Capo Press
Illustrations note
80 b&w photographs
ISBN10
0306810468
ISBN13
9780306810466
Bestsellers rank
520,183