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Francis Ford Coppola

Apocalypse Now

147' - 1979 - Mystery, War, Drama - Dialogue: Vietnamese, French, English
Director: Francis Ford Coppola Composer: Francis Ford Coppola, Carmine Coppola With: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
When Coppola bought the script of Apocalypse Now, based on sîtuations and characters from Heart of Darkness, in 1970, he set himself a goal : 'to make a broad, spectacular film of epic action-adventure scale that however, is also rich in theme and a phi!osophical inquiry into the mythology of war and the human condition.' Within these formidable objectives, Coppola's production, neither politically-based nor documentary in design, has achieved a brooding and ominous journey into darkness. Today it still remains the most impressive film about Vietnam, a frightening journey into the mystique of war.

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Credits

Director

Francis Ford Coppola

Composer

Francis Ford Coppola, Carmine Coppola

With

Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Scenario

Francis Ford Coppola, John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola

Director of Photography

Vittorio Storaro

Editor

Richard Marks, Lisa Fruchtman, Walter Murch, Gerald B. Greenberg

Producer

Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos / American Zoetrope, Tom Sternberg, Gray Frederickson

More information

Dialogue

Vietnamese, French, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Heart of Darkness" (Joseph Conrad)

Year

1979

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