…directed by Francis Ford Coppola (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
based of the book, “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
“A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.”
“We were in the jungle. We had too much money. We had too much equipment. And little by little, we went insane.”
– Francis Ford Coppola
We thoroughly studied the filmmaking components along with the psychology of the characters and the filmmakers in film school; rightfully so.
Apparently, everybody just went batshit (the opening scene with Sheen going nuts and punching the mirror, making his hands bleed was real. It wasn’t fake blood and he was actually pretty fucked up).
From what we’ve studied, I think it’s safe to say that they probably ended up making an epic because the people behind the camera delved into their darkness just as the characters in the movie did.
Check out the film’s IMDB here
And Wiki entry here
Check out Hearts of Darkness IMDB here
And its Wiki entry here